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  • PPR fatal fire A1 main 070214 Two boys dead, infant critically injured in mobile home fire

    HARKNESS, N.Y. - Two young children died and their infant sister was in critical condition after fire engulfed their mobile home in a small town in upstate New York Monday night.

    July 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tropical Storm Arthur off Florida may grow into hurricane

    Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the Florida coast and is forecast to grow into a hurricane that will threaten North Carolina's Outer Banks during the Fourth of July holiday.

    July 1, 2014

  • Gallant groom chases down wedding thief

    JOPLIN, Mo. - Jared Lightle never anticipated that when he renewed his marriage vows Saturday, he would have to chase some guy from the wedding hall, yelling: “Stop! Thief! Stop!”

    July 1, 2014

  • rgbnorris30a.jpg Woman shoots would-be burglar with pellet gun

    SUNBURY, Pa. - A would-be burglar in Pennsylvania received more than he bargained for when he tried to steal a flat screen television from a home he had broken into Sunday night.

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • EPA Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate.  The policy commits the Agency to work with states, tribes, and local communities to increase their resilience to extreme weather events and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

    June 30, 2014

  • Limit dies on New York's soda size

    Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died Thursday.

    June 30, 2014

  • Virginia trying to put brakes on ride-sharing services

    Say you leave a bar in Clarendon, Virginia, on a Saturday night. You don't want to walk home, the Metro is closed, and you can't find a cab. There are smartphone apps that will call you a car at the touch of a button.

    June 27, 2014

  • Hospitals using consumer purchase data for information on patient health

    Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania's biggest system uses household and demographic data.

    June 26, 2014

  • Court strikes down abortion clinic buffer zones

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down protest-free buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech.
    But Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling was a narrow one, pointing out that other states and cities had found less intrusive ways to both protect women entering clinics and accommodate the First Amendment rights of those opposed to abortion.

    June 26, 2014

  • New dental tool could mean the end of fillings as we know them

    There may come a time in the near future when fillings for minor cavities are a thing of the past. Researchers at King's College London are developing a procedure that uses low-frequency electrical currents to help teeth "self-heal" lesions, or cavities, without drilling.

    June 24, 2014

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