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CDC’s top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the...
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Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

AP Photo SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women’s prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase. Four women have killed themselves at...
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Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

AP Photo/Jim Mone ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of...
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Oklahoma suburb searching for answers after fatal stabbings

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — In the dim of morning, there isn’t much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door’s up. There’s a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway. Police...
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Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

AP Photo/John Minchillo CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people look surprised and tell him they just can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn’t passed quickly at all. It ticks by slowly as he thinks every day of the loss of his only...

Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night. David Ruhl, an engine captain from South Dakota’s Black Hills...
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1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

AP Photo/Scott Sonner SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and...
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Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14

AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her...

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest had been disciplined

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested a black Chicago-area area woman after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop had been cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper. The...

Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

A newborn baby girl who was found alive in a dumpster in western Kentucky remained in a hospital Friday, and a teenager was charged with attempted murder, a law enforcement officer said. The McCracken County sheriff’s office said the baby was in stable condition after being...