• Flooding feared after storms sock southcentral U.S.

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents and businesses from southeast Texas north through western Missouri braced for flooding today after a violent band of storms brought heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado, with more of the same forecast for the next several days. The …

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  • Study of ‘meth babies’ finds behavior problems

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first study to look at methamphetamine’s potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children. The behavior differences — anxiety, depression, moodiness — weren’t huge, but lead …

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  • Iwo Jima shipmates reunion set

    HAMPTON, Va. — A reunion for members of the USS Iowa Jima Shipmates Organization has been set for June 6-10, 2012, said Robert G. McAnally, executive director. The reunion is for “all ships company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel … USS Iwo Jima …

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  • Taliban vow revenge for Afghans killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed revenge today for an “inhumane attack” in which an American soldier allegedly shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and torched their bodies — an assault that has fueled anger still simmering after U.S. troops burned Qurans …

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  • So far — so good, scientists say after biggest solar storm in years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out. Hours after the storm arrived, officials said there were no reports of problems with power grids, GPS, satellites or other technologies …

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  • Full Titanic site mapped for 1st time

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an …

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  • Web star born: Kony video gets millions of views

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — If Joseph Kony lived in relative anonymity before this week, he’s an Internet star now. A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army has gone viral, racking up millions more views seemingly by the hour. The marketing …

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  • U.S.: More work needed to stop teen tobacco use

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General’s office said in a report released today. Almost one in five high school-aged teens …

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  • Agri experts worry warm winter could bring pest-filled spring

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mild winter that has given many Northern farmers a break from shoveling and a welcome chance to catch up on maintenance could lead to a tough spring as many pests that would normally freeze, have not. Winters are usually what …

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  • Landowners have four-week window to enroll in CRP

    WASHINGTON — Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning Monday and ending April 6, according to the local Farm Service Agency. “CRP …

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  • E. coli has ‘many faces’

    Humans have a love-hate relationship with the species of bacteria known as Escherichia coli. We hear about outbreaks of food-borne illness associated with E. coli, (and those are becoming less frequent) but many are unaware of the other roles E. coli plays. Those roles are …

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  • Shooting suspect caught in NC

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier suspected of killing his girlfriend, also a soldier, and leaving her body in a bathtub was arrested in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities said Monday. A witness told police that Spc. Shardae Wright, 23, was seen …

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