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  1. Hawaii Passes Bill to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:40:16 GMT
    The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. More...
  2. Staffer for Senator Cochran Arrested on Drug ChargesSat, 25 Apr 2015 04:45:20 GMT
    Authorities said Fred Pagan admitted to intending to distribute methamphetamine and GBL in exchange for sexual favors. More...
  3. Baseball-Sized Hail Falls in KansasSat, 25 Apr 2015 04:32:44 GMT
    Severe weather rolled through the Midwest packing 60-mile-an-hour winds and dropped up to three inches of hail in parts of Kansas. More...
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  1. HIV outbreak in Indiana growsFri, 24 Apr 2015 21:45:02 GMT
    The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working with state health leaders to control the "severe outbreak," which has spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana. More...
  2. Ex-school headmaster sentenced to 50 years for child porn in Del.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:40:39 GMT
    The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school founded by members of the du Pont family was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for dealing in child pornography. Wheeler, 55, waived his right to a jury trial last year after a judge denied a defense motion to suppress evidence seized during a search of his home and office at Tower Hill School, whose graduates include DuPont Co. More...
  3. Jake Tapper to host Sunday program on CNNFri, 24 Apr 2015 17:35:04 GMT
    " Jake Tapper will take over as host of CNN's Sunday morning public affairs program "State of the Union" in June. The former ABC newsman, who hosts a weekday afternoon program on CNN, replaces Candy Crowley. More...
  4. Majority Oppose 'Religious Freedom' Laws That Could DiscriminateFri, 24 Apr 2015 17:35:03 GMT
    Nearly 6 in 10 Americans say that businesses that provide wedding-related services should be required to provide those services to same-sex couples in the same way they would all other customers, even if they have religious objections. A new CNN/ORC poll finds 57% feel businesses such as caterers or florists should be required to serve gay or lesbian couples just as they would heterosexual couples, while 41% say they should be allowed to refuse service for religious reasons. More...
  5. 'Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To Be Changed'Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:30:23 GMT
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving "access" to women for "reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth." More...
  6. Chief Justice John Roberts faces another big momentFri, 24 Apr 2015 14:26:15 GMT
    Roberts -- who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold Obamacare -- once again faces a judicial crossroads in a historic case. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could decide whether gay and lesbian couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry. More...
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  1. 2009 memo describes concerns about reserve deputy now charged in restrained suspect's deathSat, 25 Apr 2015 06:13:18 GMT
    A law enforcement report shows several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect. More...
  2. Jurors convict last 3 defendants of manslaughter in hazing death of Florida A&M drum majorSat, 25 Apr 2015 06:10:14 GMT
    The last three defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A & M University drum major have been found guilty of manslaughter and felony hazing. More...
  3. 2 missing sisters visiting family in Michigan found after nearly 2 weeksSat, 25 Apr 2015 06:04:52 GMT
    Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska missing for almost two weeks in Michigan were found by state police Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula. More...
  4. Denver airport: Flight runs into pressurization issues, passengers evaluatedSat, 25 Apr 2015 05:29:14 GMT
    Officials say a Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver Friday night after reporting "pressurization issues." Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says that Flight 100, which departed Las Vegas at 6 p.m. PDT, diverted to Denver after about 90 minutes. More...
  5. Questions raised after stage collapses at Indiana high schoolSat, 25 Apr 2015 04:00:32 GMT
    A superintendent of an Indiana school district, where a stage collapse injured 16 high school students, said Friday the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it was not clear whether it was ever subject to inspection. More...
  6. Small herd of escaped buffalo shot after crossing highway, Hudson RiverSat, 25 Apr 2015 04:00:10 GMT
    All 15 bison on the loose in upstate New York were reportedly shot and killed Friday by their farm owners. More...
  7. 1 sailor dies, 1 injured while training in Virginia military base's swimming poolSat, 25 Apr 2015 01:50:59 GMT
    One sailor has died and another has been seriously injured while training in a swimming pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, officials say. More...
  8. 2 sisters from Nebraska, Oklahoma, missing in Michigan found in good shape in remote areaSat, 25 Apr 2015 01:12:45 GMT
    Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska who were missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan were found Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula where their car got stuck. More...
  9. Police: Cleaner at NYC airport stole $15K of items from planes; 1,429 liquor bottles includedSat, 25 Apr 2015 00:06:35 GMT
    Police say airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from grounded planes, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor. More...
  10. Michigan couple plead no contest in death of jogger who was attacked by their cane corsosSat, 25 Apr 2015 00:04:02 GMT
    The owners of two dogs that got loose and killed a jogger in Michigan pleaded no contest Friday to a reduced charge. More...