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  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thur ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what's in food

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: u ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Ex-Marine convicted in 'Sniper' trial faces life in prison

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    SEATTLE (AP) — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Afric ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • 'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone o ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Half-million of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threatenin ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Ear buds, computers needed for new standardized tests

    STOCKPORT, Ohio (AP) — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at h ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • US farmers expected to see 32 percent drop in income in 2015

    DES MOINES (AP) — Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep h ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Foodie first lady says 'cheese dust is not food'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she dropped boxed macaroni and cheese from her family’s diet after her daughter couldn’t turn a block of cheese ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Groundhog 'forecasts' 6 more weeks of winter

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more w ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 11:59 am
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