NYC Mayor’s SUV caught breaking traffic laws

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that included harsh restrictions on reckless drivers. De Blasio was in the...

Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers need aggressive...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a tough map in the Senate and House in the 2014 elections but see opportunities to pick up seats in three dozen governors’ races this year. As a bonus, they hope to score an early knockout against a potential 2016 presidential contender....
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Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

Anti-government protesters reinforce a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, late Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the...

No Charges Against Ohio Officer In Fatal Shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a heavily armed 18-year-old man has been cleared by a grand jury, authorities in southwestern Ohio said Thursday. Authorities praised veteran officer Chad Stafford, 44, who was treated at the hospital after being grazed in...
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BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

FILE – This Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, shows a BNSF Railway train hauling crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s intelligence unit didn’t discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying “budding terrorist conspiracies” at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s intelligence unit didn’t discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying “budding terrorist conspiracies” at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a...

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Arizona want to give business owners the right to refuse service to gay patrons if doing so goes against their religious beliefs. A bill providing such protections was on the brink of passing the GOP-dominated Arizona House on...
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UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic

A truck with men sitting on top of it, which is part of a convoy of over 100 vehicles of Muslims fleeing Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, turns around after MISCA troops, the African Union’s peacekeeping force currently being deployed in the...