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March 13, 2015 - 11:09am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators have determined the accidental release of dangerous bacteria at a Louisiana research center probably occurred because workers were lax about how they wore protective garments in the lab where the germ was kept.

Federal officials believe that in November, the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria spread from a lab to other areas of the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington. Eight monkeys kept outside the lab were later found to be...

March 13, 2015 - 11:09am
1 week 6 days ago

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The story of three Kenosha middle school basketball players defending a cheerleader who has Down syndrome is attracting a lot of attention.

The three players had heard mean-spirited comments directed at cheerleader Desiree Andrews coming from the crowd during a game last year at Lincoln Middle School. During a timeout, Chase Vazquez, Scooter Terrien and Miles Rodriguez walked off the court to address the comments.


March 13, 2015 - 10:39am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — An inmate in New York is accused of hiding oxycodone pills in his rectum and selling them to other inmates at his jail.

Authorities say correction officers at the Rockland County jail found about 50 pills Monday after searching Bryan Lora and his cell.

The Journal News ( ) says Lora has been charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two misdemeanors....

March 13, 2015 - 10:37am
1 week 6 days ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A group retracing the steps of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March has arrived at the Alabama state Capitol.

Martin Luther King III on Friday afternoon stood near the place his father addressed marchers 50 years ago and called for fewer restrictions in voting.

Gov. Robert Bentley addressed the crowd, but was met with some boos and chants of "Medicaid now," calling for expansion of the health care program. Bentley...

March 13, 2015 - 10:19am
1 week 6 days ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder calls the gunman who shot two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri this week a "punk." But U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tells NBC's "Today" show that the shooting highlights "a disconnect between some communities in this country and law enforcement." She said, "We've got to go back to the drawing board."

Dozens of people gathered for a candlelight vigil last night, praying for peace and expressing sympathy for the officers...

March 13, 2015 - 10:04am
1 week 6 days ago

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana.

Indiana State Police Cpl. Carey Huls said Friday that 76-year-old bus driver Rex Altenburg, 18-year-old student Michaelia Kemp and 68-year Jeannine Secrist, all of Fort Wayne, remain hospitalized at University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky. Huls says all three are in...

March 13, 2015 - 10:02am
1 week 6 days ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Surveillance video from a Boston nightclub played in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez shows the former New England Patriots player out with the victim two nights before the killing.

Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were at Rumor nightclub two nights before Lloyd was shot to death June 17, 2013. Hernandez is accused of killing Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

The video played Friday shows Hernandez, Lloyd...

March 13, 2015 - 9:40am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower a day after the market notched its best performance in five weeks.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,812 as of 9:33 am. Eastern time Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,058. The Nasdaq composite fell 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,882.

All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index fell....

March 13, 2015 - 9:23am
1 week 6 days ago

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Grieving families and comrades of 11 soldiers and Marines whose Black Hawk helicopter slammed into the water during a training exercise can only wait until the dense fog clears and rough seas calm enough for their bodies to be recovered from the wreckage, which settled in just 25 feet of water.

The Army says it has recovered the bodies of two of the four soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter. The search continues for the remains...

March 13, 2015 - 9:12am
1 week 6 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 17-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting of an Iraqi man as he took photos of his first snowfall.

Maj. Jeff Cotner said Friday that police do not believe the suspect, Nykerion Nealon, knew Ahmed Al-Jumaili, or his ethnicity. Al-Jumaili was shot March 4 and died the next day.

Cotner says Nealon told police he had been hunting for people he thought had shot at his girlfriend's nearby apartment...

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