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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. military facility in Utah mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to private laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. military base in South Korea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Bernie-mania! Sanders launches 2016 campaign

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The 73-year-old former Burlington mayor and independent senator is beloved here by Vermonters who have adopted his bluntness, Brooklyn accent and stubbornly progressive views as their own.

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. Show More Summary

Fighter Jets Scramble to Escort Air France Plane to JFK Airport Following Threat

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

An Air France plane was being escorted to JFK airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County...Show More Summary

At least three dead, 12 missing in US flooding

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Rescuers searched Monday for at least 12 people missing in spectacular flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that also left at least three dead. The raging waters destroyed hundreds of homes and sent cars floating down streets, rolling and bobbing like giant toys. Show More Summary

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Show More Summary

Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Show More Summary

San Francisco police keep eye out for missing 'Eyeball' mask

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

San Francisco police have asked people to be on the lookout for a valuable mask depicting an eyeball wearing a top hat, an artifact made famous by an avant garde rock band, saying the artwork was stolen during shipment from a Seattle museum. Show More Summary

Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Keith Coffman LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said. The cadet, 21-year-old...Show More Summary

Fate of U.S. domestic surveillance program uncertain after Senate vote

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before its June 1 expiration. Show More Summary

50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating...Show More Summary

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.

U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by local boaters, officials said. Show More Summary

What happens to collection of phone records if law expires?

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to reach agreement Friday on how to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, setting the stage for a halt to the collection program and two less-controversial surveillance programs designed to track spies and terrorists.

Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. Show More Summary

US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

last weekNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

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