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PHOENIX TRANSIENT ACCUSED OF SKINNING, EATING CAT: PHOENIX (AP) - A transient has been arrested after police say he skinned and ate a cat while camping inside a Phoenix warehouse and music venue.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


CDC: Many teen moms didn't think they could become pregnant, basically clueless

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Sex poses fairly low risk to heart patients

CHICAGO (AP) - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


10,000 flee as brush fire fanned by 82 mph winds burns toward Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Wind gusts of up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno out of control Thursday as it burned several homes, threatened dozens more and forced about 10,000 people to evacuate their neighborhoods.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Washington Monument gets $7.5M million quake repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite a billionaire history buff's pledge of $7.5 million to speed up repairs on the Washington Monument, officials say the complex work could last until August 2013 - two years after the landmark was damaged by an earthquake.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Perry drops out of race,says he can’t win GOP nod

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday, endorsed his old friend Newt Gingrich and returned home to Texas, where the failed White House candidate has three years left to serve as the chief executive.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Gingrich angrily denies he sought open marriage as his 2nd wife claims on TV

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Thursday angrily denied that he asked his second wife for an "open marriage" that would allow him to have a mistress as she claims in an interview broadcast two days before the South Carolina primary.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Study: Many women can skip frequent bone scan screenings for osteoporosis

ATLANTA (AP) - New research could mean millions of older women can skip frequent screening tests for osteoporosis: If an initial bone scan shows no big problems, many can safely wait 15 years to have another one, the study suggests.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Ratings king ‘American Idol’ ready start of its 11th season

LAS VEGAS (AP) - "American Idol" is having a bit of a Goldilocks moment.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


YouTube plots ‘Your Film Festival’ for users

NEW YORK (AP) - YouTube is launching a film festival that will play out online and ultimately send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


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4 PEOPLE STILL OVERDUE ON MOUNT RAINIER: ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) - A special team of skilled skiers and climbers is being assembled at Mount Rainier National Park to search for two climbers and two campers overdue from winter outings, park officials said Wednesday.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


No Wikipedia? What if the Internet went down?

WASHINGTON (AP) - If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day or a week.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


Paralyzed Nevada man reaches South Pole

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada man paralyzed in a 2010 snowmobiling accident has reached the South Pole, traveling about 75 miles in sub-zero temperatures over two weeks to complete the trip on the 100th anniversary of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott's trek there with the Terra Nova Expedition.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


Suspected New Mexico drunken driver chased, caught and then hogtied by witness

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man hogtied a suspected drunken driver accused of barely avoiding several head-on collisions on a stretch of highway that has recently become known for rampant drunken driving and traffic fatalities, authorities said.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


Widespread snowstorm with 1000 mph winds wallops Pacific Northwest

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A winter storm that packed winds of 100 mph and dumped more than a foot of snow in the Pacific Northwest could soon give way to another threat: warmer weather and the potential for flooding.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


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Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in public schools

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Las Vegas pot dispensaries offering Black Friday deals

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarkets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


‘Share tables’ keep unwanted lunch food out of trash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - As 9-year-old Sabrina Agosto left her school's lunch line, she dropped her carton of milk on the cafeteria's "share ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


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