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Ohio students’ device to detect marijuana use by motorists

Ohio students’ device to detect marijuana use by motorists

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Two Ohio graduate students have invented a device that will allow law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists have used marijuana. The Plain Dealer reports that two biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Akron hope to market their roadside testing device to states where marijuana use has been legalized. […]

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Health officials say some people are getting too much fluoride now because it is also added to toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Too much fluoride has become a common cause […]

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Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets ‘Obamacare’

Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets ‘Obamacare’

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan drops a controversial House proposal to radically overhaul the Medicare program. And, it eliminates […]

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Theater shooter’s parents arrive at courthouse

Theater shooter’s parents arrive at courthouse

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes have been seen waiting in line to get into the suburban Denver courthouse where Holmes’ long-awaited death penalty trial is getting underway. Robert and Arlene Holmes of Rancho Penasquitos, California, have publicly pleaded for their son’s life to be spared through a plea […]

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Lawyer says there’s no way to even the scales

Lawyer says there’s no way to even the scales

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is urging the jury to send him to prison for the rest of his life, saying, “There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can’t be done.” Attorney David Bruck gave opening statements Monday in the penalty phase […]

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation’s 83rd attorney general. She was sworn in Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding. Lynch replaces Eric Holder, who left the job Friday after six years as attorney general. The 55-year-old Lynch was confirmed by the Senate on […]

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Tulsa County undersheriff resigns after memo, fatal shooting

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office senior official has resigned following a memo indicating the agency gave special treatment to a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot a restrained man, and that the official repeatedly rebuffed criticism of that reservist. Sheriff Stanley Glanz said in a release Monday that Undersheriff Tim Albin […]

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Report: Man-made quakes shake over a dozen areas in US

Report: Man-made quakes shake over a dozen areas in US

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Government scientists say more than a dozen regions in the United States have experienced a rise in man-made earthquakes in recent years. A report released Thursday found that 17 areas in eight states have seen small quakes triggered by oil and gas drilling. They include parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, […]

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US new-home sales collapse in March

US new-home sales collapse in March

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This marks a swift reversal from an annual sales pace of […]

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US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 295,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 284,500. Still, that is just 2,000 higher […]

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