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Short-staffed and often criticized, the TSA aims to improve training for airport screeners
GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) -- Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009....

Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics will likely continue in Texas for now despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that drastically reduced the number of providers
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide....

Under a ruling by a federal judge, Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday....

Many U.S. medical schools are expanding their training to help students fight opioid abuse
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication....

The airport where astronaut John Glenn ogled planes as a kid, came and went to two wars, boarded his first jet and piloted a private aircraft until age 90 has now been named in his honor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The airport where astronaut John Glenn ogled planes as a kid, came and went to two wars, boarded his first commercial jet and piloted a private aircraft until age 90 has now been named in his honor....

More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications with news stories about homelessness
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: The city's homeless....

Wyoming prosecutors say a father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a basement abducted and killed a Utah rail worker
KEMMERER, Wyo. (AP) -- A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday....

A Yale Medical School professor's two dogs are being euthanized after they mauled a Connecticut woman to death
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Yale Medical School professor's two dogs are being euthanized after they mauled a Connecticut woman to death....

CPSC urges consumers to act immediately on Ikea's recall of 29 million chests and dressers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action....

Authorities were anticipating violence as a white nationalist group planned a demonstration at the California Capitol, and they brought in more than 100 officers to patrol the grounds
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities were anticipating violence as a white nationalist group planned a demonstration at the California Capitol, and they brought in more than 100 officers to patrol the grounds....

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The airport where astronaut John Glenn ogled planes as a kid, came and went to two wars, boarded his first jet and piloted a private aircraft until age 90 has now been named in his honor

Wyoming prosecutors say a father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a basement abducted and killed a Utah rail worker

As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest this time of year, marine mammal advocates are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest

A federal judge has ruled that a group of 21 Cuban migrants who reached a lighthouse off the Florida Keys last month are not on U.S. soil and must return to Cuba

Tetanus vaccines are available to West Virginia residents who have been exposed to floodwaters

Wyoming prosecutors: Father, son on the run from police after tying up five women in a basement charged with abducting, killing Utah rail worker

A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about macaroni and cheese has been arrested in Florida following an altercation with a police officer

Volkswagen owners can finally dump their cheatin' cars, if they want to

A lawyer for the owner of Pulse nightclub says a fire department inspection report stating that an exit was blocked in the weeks before the massacre of 49 patrons is untrue

Health care advocates and consumers say Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program would disastrous and urged him to significantly alter his proposal or abandon it


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