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WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Officials on Thursday described a prime candidate: A tiny asteroid that whizzed about 7,600 miles above Earth in 2011. The 20-foot-long asteroid might be...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to violate election laws, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sand bags and moving items — including museum artifacts — to higher ground. The fast-moving Big Sioux has been...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against homeless and poor people. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials are banning people from drinking out of aluminum cans and glass bottles at the Fremont Street Experience, saying they want to cut down on the rowdy revelry that has led to fights and even a shooting that wounded two people last summer. An...
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims that the television network defamed George Zimmerman in a 2012 broadcast was thrown out by a Florida judge Thursday, putting the entire litigation in jeopardy. Zimmerman's attorneys waited too long under...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released documents show prosecutors are alleging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate with outside conservative groups. The documents were filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit...
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims the television network defamed George Zimmerman's reputation. Thursday's decision puts the entire lawsuit in jeopardy. Seminole County Circuit Judge Debra Nelson ruled that...
Here are five things to know about a new initiative Google is launching this week called "Made with Code." WHAT IS "MADE WITH CODE?" The Google-led initiative is an effort to get more girls involved in computer programming. A website launching Thursday features female role-model...