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By By AMY FORLITI | April 20, 2015 11:18 pm
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:54 pm
    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:
  • Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:31 pm
    their actions "slip" and are "captured" by a stronger response. He notes officers train far more often on drawing and firing their handguns than they do on their stun guns.
  • Arkansas cities push back against laws cast as anti-gay
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:30 pm
    After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.
  • Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:18 pm
    Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be -- life in prison or the death penalty -- as survivors and victims' families weigh in with their views.
  • 100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:06 pm
    A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction.
  • Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused explosion
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 10:00 pm
    A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.
  • Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 9:36 pm
    Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge.
  • Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 9:36 pm
    Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator.
  • Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 9:00 pm
    A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.
  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 8:48 pm
    Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.
  • Spokesman: Alabama woman left to join Islamic State group
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 8:42 pm
    A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet.
  • The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 8:30 pm
    finally -- gives the idea of a new sense of urgency, a new sense of political will" to tackle the crisis.
  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 8:24 pm
    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
  • Woman who designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 8:12 pm
    The woman who came up with a neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to "fabulous Las Vegas" since 1959 has died.
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