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Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

 

 

Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

 

 

Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to 5 months

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

It's enough to make a candy junkie give up the sweet stuff forever.

 

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

 

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday.

 

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

 

Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.

 

 

How VA clinics falsified appointment records

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Fake appointments, unofficial logs kept on the sly and appointments made without telling the patient are among tricks used to disguise delays in seeing and treating veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

 

 

House, Senate bills to OK spuds in WIC plan

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

The ubiquitous white potato has scored another victory on Capitol Hill.

 

 

First lady responds to school meal critics

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

 

Can we stop invasive species by eating them?

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.

 

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it's not over yet.

 

 

Man holding breath in tunnel causes crash

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said.

 

U.S. plants prepare long-term nuclear waste storage

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel -- radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump.

 

'Restrepo' documentarian returns with 'Korengal'

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Sebastian Junger wants 84 minutes of moviegoers' time, especially civilian moviegoers.

 

 

Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

 

 

Nigerian abducted girls located

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.

 

 

Obama signals limited Afghanistan role

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.

 

 

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