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Fla. sports bar deck collapses, sends dozens into water

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

 

Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

 

 

Census: Rural areas lose population for first time

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

 

Southern Baptists officially oppose gay Scouts

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.

 

NSA head says spy programs thwarted terror attacks

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

Facebook introduces hashtags

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty in kidnap case

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

Girl who took on transplant rules gets new, adult lungs

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.

Privacy -- the online generation wants it

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Amid the debate over government surveillance, there's been an assumption: Young people don't care about privacy. Turns out, the generation that puts much of the "social" in social networking is much more complex when determining what personal information they want to share.

 

Surveillance reports spark sales of '1984'

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

ESPN to kill 3-D broadcasts by end of year

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

Attention turns to vote-counting on immigration

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

Backers of far-reaching immigration legislation are turning their attention to courting support and counting votes after the Senate pushed the contentious bill over early procedural hurdles.

 

 

Senate passes farm bill, moving debate to House

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

 

 

Feds: Morning-after pill appeal officially on hold

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

The Obama administration's appeal in the legal fight over morning-after pills has been officially put on hold until a judge weighs a new plan to allow girls of all ages to buy the contraceptives without a prescription, according to a government letter filed Tuesday.

 

 

Southern Baptists re-elect first black president

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday.

 

 

Execs admit that TV isn't everywhere yet

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

TV was supposed to be everywhere by now -- watchable anytime, anywhere, on your smartphone or tablet. But four years into the industry's effort, network executives readily admit: TV isn't everywhere.

 

 

Agency investigating overdraft fees

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

 

 

World's oldest person dies in Japan at 116

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

 

 

Officials: Woman tries to scare kids with chain saw

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

 

 

No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

Posted 6/11/2013 in National

The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a UK-based publication who has made no secret of his distaste for intrusions on privacy.

 

 

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