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October 9, 2015 - 3:28am
2 min 8 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become speaker has left Republicans staring at turmoil and uncertainty.

GOP lawmakers are meeting Friday to discuss their next move.

On Thursday, Republicans at a closed-door meeting where they seemed ready to coronate the Californian as their candidate for speaker were aghast when McCarthy rose and told them he wouldn't seek the job....

October 9, 2015 - 1:46am
2 min 8 sec ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — People have long been told they can decrease their risk of heart disease by eating more omega-3 fatty acids, including seafood and walnuts.

That inspired researchers at Kansas State University to explore whether steaks and hamburgers from cattle fattened on algae, like salmon eat, also pass on those healthy fats to consumers.

Separately, 50 grocery stores in Texas are selling beef products fortified with omega-3 through flaxseed...

October 9, 2015 - 1:42am
2 min 8 sec ago

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod has been training cadets for careers in the Merchant Marine for more than a century. It's one of six state maritime academies in the U.S. that felt an intimate connection to the disaster that struck the El Faro, the 790-foot cargo ship that was lost at sea last week after encountering the fury of Hurricane Joaquin east of the Bahamas.

Two of its graduates were among the 33 crew members of the El Faro....

October 9, 2015 - 1:26am
2 min 8 sec ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy trustee says he hopes checks from a $338 million settlement fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in Canada can be mailed in a month or two.

A Canadian judge gave conditional approval Thursday to changes in the settlement plan under which Canadian Pacific dropped its objection, setting the stage for final approval Friday by a judge in U.S. bankruptcy court.

Trustee Robert Keach says...

October 9, 2015 - 1:13am
2 min 8 sec ago

HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) — While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don't know the scope of the problem.

Now they're getting help from volunteers on ZomBee Watch, created by a San Francisco biologist to track the honeybee-killing parasite.

Participants are asked to upload photos of the bees they collect and photos of pupae and adult flies...

October 8, 2015 - 10:25pm
1 hour 42 min ago

MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with the Grant Public Utility District say six employees have been injured in an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River.

Utility district spokesman Thomas Stredwick says the employees were injured Thursday afternoon in an explosion attributed to electrical equipment at the dam in Central Washington near Mattawa.

The six have various levels of injuries with some flown to hospitals and others transported by...

October 8, 2015 - 10:15pm
1 hour 42 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


The California Republican's stunning move throws Congress' leadership more deeply into chaos.


The stampede and crush last month outside the holy city of Mecca killed 1,399 people, at least 600...

October 8, 2015 - 9:06pm
1 hour 52 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising Hispanic leaders he'll continue to push for changes in the nation's immigration laws, saying America's greatness does not come from building walls, but from building opportunities.

Obama is using the speech to highlight differences with several of the Republican presidential candidates on the issue.

He says he wishes GOP lawmakers had followed the leadership of former President W. Bush when he...

October 8, 2015 - 8:50pm
4 hours 42 min ago

SHARPSBURG, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man recently released from a Georgia prison has been charged with raping his fiancee's 12-year-old daughter.

Multiple news media outlets quoted Col. James Yarbrough as saying Thursday that 29-year-old Shalin Ren Payne threw the girl to the floor and attacked her while he was babysitting for her and her 4-year-old brother in Coweta County on Monday.

Yarbrough said the brother was nearby and the fiancee arrived home...

October 8, 2015 - 8:41pm
4 hours 42 min ago

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer.

The North Charleston City Council voted 10-0 in favor of the settlement with the family of Walter Scott.

Scott, 50, was fatally shot April 4 by North Charleston officer Michael Slager while trying to run from a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the shooting with a...

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