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WASHINGTON (AP) — How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane? First, the odds of an Ebola-infected seatmate in the U.S. remain tiny, even...
BOSTON (AP) — One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's billowing white dress. A Boston auction house Wednesday was set to...
DALLAS (AP) — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated the Liberian man who died of the disease in a Dallas hospital. Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan's family show Amber Joy Vinson was...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served nearly 30 years in prison for murder was ordered freed Wednesday after prosecutors concluded he falsely confessed when he was 16. David McCallum and the late Willie Stuckey's convictions were thrown out Wednesday, at Brooklyn District Attorney...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B? Must be a secret space weapon. Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit. Or maybe a decoy to keep China's military guessing. The purpose of...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California firefighting aircraft that crashed into a canyon wall in Yosemite National Park last week, killing the pilot, might have struck a tree as it approached a wildfire, tearing off a wing, federal investigators said Wednesday. The twin-engine S-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment. Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case that threatens to cut into the profits...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed because it won't slow global warming. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global...
NEW YORK (AP) — The night before she was diagnosed with Ebola, a Texas nurse flew back to the Dallas area from Cleveland, according to health officials who are now trying to contact the other passengers. The woman is the second nurse apparently infected with Ebola while caring...