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May 10, 2017 - 2:07 pm
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old man fatally shot himself while deputies were visiting his house to conduct a welfare check on his wife, and he left behind a hand-written suicide note saying he had buried her in the backyard, authorities in Florida said Wednesday. Laurence Caulfield admitted that...
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May 10, 2017 - 12:51 pm
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 75-year-old man fatally shot himself while deputies were visiting his house to conduct a welfare check on his wife. In a hand-written suicide note, he said he had buried her in the backyard. The Volusia County Sheriff's department announced...
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FILE--In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign warns of radioactivity near a wind direction flag indicator at the "C" tank farm on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. An emergency has been declared Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after a portion of a tunnel that contained rail cars full of nuclear waste collapsed. Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology, said officials detected no release of radiation and no workers were injured. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 10, 2017 - 12:22 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation were told to stay home Wednesday as efforts began to plug a hole that developed in the partial collapse of a tunnel containing dangerous radioactive waste from the building of nuclear bomb materials. A gravel road was...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2017 - 4:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from a landmark climate deal until after an international summit later this month. The move means the president will head to the G7 summit in Italy at the end of May amid continued global uncertainty over whether...
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In this 1950's photo released by the National Archives, men included in a syphilis study pose for a photo in Tuskegee, Ala. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a sexually transmitted disease simply so doctors could track the ravages of the horrid illness and dissect their bodies afterward. It was finally exposed in 1972. (National Archives via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 3:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 25, 1972, Associated Press reporter Jean Heller broke news that rocked the American medical establishment. The federal government, she reported, had let hundreds of black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years for research purposes. A...
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In this 1950's photo released by the National Archives, a black man included in a syphilis study has blood drawn by a doctor in Tuskegee, Ala. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a sexually transmitted disease simply so doctors could track the ravages of the horrid illness and dissect their bodies afterward. Finally exposed in 1972, the study ended and the men sued, resulting in a $9 million settlement. (National Archives via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 2:54 am
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld...
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May 09, 2017 - 5:24 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow students to take sunscreen into schools without a doctor's note. The state House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the bill Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Senate. Concerns about skin cancer...
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May 09, 2017 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials say a pregnant woman tested positive for the Zika virus after initially being told she tested negative last year. The city was forced to send more than 400 samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for retesting after a scientist made...
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May 08, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science, the latest in a series of moves that could benefit industries whose pollution the government regulates. Deborah L...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia in West Africa. The bacteria can cause dangerous meningitis brain infections and blood infections. It is spread through close contact with an...
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