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By By ALICIA CHANG | January 30, 2015 3:24 am
Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
  • Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:00 am
    Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.
  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:00 am
    The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:
  • House Democrats vow to explain their vision better in 2016
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:42 am
    President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other economic milestones.
  • Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:42 am
    As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer -- defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:36 am
    Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.
  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:30 am
    Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
  • Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:12 am
    It is the game that must not be named -- at least not without permission.
  • Balloon crew surpasses distance record; Mexico landing next
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:54 am
    Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.
  • Federal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:49 am
    The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.
  • Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:48 am
    A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.
  • Expert notes officers' threat perception in fatal shootings
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:36 am
    It's unclear how a Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl was hurt, but an academic expert on police use of force says the threat perceived by the officer is critical in determining whether the shooting was justified.
  • On Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular food
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:24 am
    While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.
  • 35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:06 am
    Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.
  • Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 12:06 am
    A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.
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