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Ice Bucket Challenge funding leads to ALS gene discovery

No matter how you felt about the "Ice Bucket Challenge" when it took over the internet in 2014, the meme is actually getting results, according ...

Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE — Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to ...

Assailant Hinckley to be freed from care

WASHINGTON — John Hinckley Jr. has spent years fighting to be fully freed from the mental hospital where he has been held since being found ...

Business, government must close ranks on encryption, Comey says

NEW YORK — FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" ...

Ferret descendants return to rightful home

MEETEETSE, Wyo. — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where ...

Worker killed fighting California blaze

BIG SUR, Calif. — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that ...

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents

DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the United States this year to at ...

Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming ...

Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide

PHOENIX — Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case ...

46 people rescued from sinking boat off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian ...

FBI put in charge of cyber attacks

WASHINGTON — The White House issued new instructions Tuesday on how government agencies should respond to major cybersecurity attacks, attempting to combat perceptions the Obama ...

Powerball jackpot $422M after months without winner

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize. If anyone ...

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

WASHINGTON — The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before ...

Feds say $5M taken in NYC bank heists

NEW YORK — Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 ...

Spanish fort remains found in S.C.

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was ...

Coast Guard: Abandoned pipe leaks oil in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Cleanup was underway Tuesday on an oil spill caused by a leak from an abandoned pipeline in southeast Louisiana waters. The Coast Guard ...

Ex-Va. Tech students indicted in slaying

RICHMOND, Va. — Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted Tuesday in the slaying of a seventh-grade girl who was found dead last January days ...

FDA may further relax ban on blood donations by gay men

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration opened the door Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which prohibit donations from gay ...

Wage theft discovered for Senate cafeteria workers

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more ...

Blaze closes Big Sur parks

BIG SUR, Calif. — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the ...