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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system.But that distinction ended Friday, ...more

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years in what authorities described as a "Good Samaritan" relationship, police said.At first, authorities believe ...more

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(Reuters) - Two brothers were charged with murder on Friday stemming from the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer during the botched robbery of a game store, authorities said. Officer Robert Wilson was fatally shot at a GameStop s ...more

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the Briton with the talent to become the best all-round woman track and field athlete, just missed out on the pentathlon world record as she landed the first gold of the European Indoor Championships on Fri ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Police believe a 22-year-old woman died of an overdose a week or two ago, before her 10-month-old boy starved when no one was left to care for him in the western Pennsylvania apartment they shared.Assistant Allegheny County ...more

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GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials sai ...more

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge is refusing to move the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree issued a one-sentence order Friday denying a defense reque ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88 ...more

Reuters News - 21 mins ago

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky rejected the senator's plea to states this week to ignore federal deadlines to comply with proposed carbon limits for pow ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South.50 years ago, Martin Luther Ki ...more