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Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a …

Kidnapped Amish girls in N.Y. were sexually assaulted, D.A. says

Two Amish girls who were kidnapped this week were sexually assaulted during the 24 hours they were held captive, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday.<p>St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain said the victims, a 12-year-old girl and her 6-year-old sister, suffered the …

Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police

A 3-year-old girl died Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gunbattle, said police in Prince George's County, Maryland.<p>Police spokesman Lt. Bill Alexander said police began pursuing the man early in the afternoon when he drove a Nissan Maxima away from the scene of a shooting in …

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally …

Police: Ebola facility in Liberia attacked

Ebola patients fled during an attack at a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday, Liberian National Police spokesman Sam Collins said.<p>All patients who ran away had Ebola, Collins said.<p>But some patients chose to stay at the facility. And by Monday, some who left had returned, he said.<p>…

Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed."<p>He topped them.<p>Williams became one of the world's most successful entertainers, an actor and comedian whose energy …

Massachusetts Set for Highest Minimum Wage in U.S.

Massachusetts could set a record: The state plans to adopt an $11 minimum wage by 2017. That would give Massachusetts the single highest minimum wage …

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Great white shark baffles scientists tracking it off U.S. coast

MIAMI (Reuters) - A great white shark being tracked by marine researchers and weighing more than a ton is keeping scientists guessing after it has made its way from Massachusetts’ Cape Cod to the northeast Gulf of Mexico this week.<p>Tagged in 2013 with a satellite tracking device, the great white …

Gene Editing Could Erase HIV

Scientists have used gene editing for years to manipulate genetic material—but what if it could be used to end HIV?<p>The diagnosis of HIV is not what …