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Relatives suspected poisoning in family’s deaths

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren’t accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday. Jacob Strack said his family is struggling after learning from search warrants Wednesday that [...]

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Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Today, a few dozen recently built homes sit on Kalapana’s rolling black fields [...]

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A look at Ebola guidelines

  States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC says mandatory quarantines of those without symptoms are unnecessarily severe and will discourage health workers [...]

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Israel prison puts on fashion show

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do’s and don’ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary. Neve Tirza prison, Israel’s only women’s prison, hosted its first fashion show on Monday where models on towering heels strutted on a red [...]

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Orbital Sciences’ stock plummets after explosion

  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday, October 29, morning trading after the aerospace company’s unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported. The Orbital Sciences’ Antares commercial supply rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at Wallops [...]

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. The Pentagon has put in place the [...]

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

  PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter. North Korea is always on [...]

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

  TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country’s sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice [...]

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First lady launches 2 graduation video contests

  WASHINGTON (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom about moving on to higher education and adulthood. The first lady announced on Thursday two video contests as part of her Reach Higherinitiative, which encourages students to take their studies and training past secondary school. To [...]

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Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was recorded confessing to the killings of two Chinese graduate students near the University of Southern California was convicted Monday of first-degree murder. Javier Bolden, 22, was found guilty of shooting Ming Qu and Ying Wu as they sat in a double-parked car about a mile from [...]

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Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board reviewed three fires stemming from science demonstrations during the last two months. The [...]

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