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Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday. Full Story

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J. Crew introduces size 000 under criticism

Wed Jul 09, 2014

If a size 00 at J. Crew is too big, the retailer is now offering an even tinier option: a size 000, which is the equivalent of a XXXS. Full Story

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Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Fri Jul 11, 2014

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday. Full Story

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Chelsea Clinton rakes in $75K for speaking events

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Chelsea Clinton is going into the family business -- of delivering paid speeches, that is, and she is receiving a handsome payment for her time, according to the New York Times. Full Story

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Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests. Full Story

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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Fri Jul 11, 2014

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. Full Story

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Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose. Full Story

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MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. Full Story

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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died. Full Story

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Hawaiian Airlines keeps top spot in on-time list

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ime performance in May. Some airlines, including Spirit and Allegiant, are not included because they operate fewer flights. The federal government counts a flight as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. Full Story

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Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered. Full Story

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Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

Thu Jul 10, 2014

A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases. Full Story

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Remington to replace triggers on some rifles

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. will replace trigger mechanisms on Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles, or provide some compensation to buyers, as part of a settlement of class-action lawsuits, the company said Thursday. Full Story

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California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

Fri Jul 11, 2014

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. Full Story

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Researchers try to save huge US salamander

Fri Jul 11, 2014

With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog. Full Story

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Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday. Full Story

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Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

Fri Jul 11, 2014

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county. Full Story

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Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife a pig

Thu Jul 10, 2014

A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. Full Story

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Full Story