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Former North Carolina US Sen. Kay Hagan dies at age 66

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who stepped away from a banking career to be a stay-at-home mom and then ventured into politics, died Monday after a prolonged illness. She was 66. Hagan died at her home in Greensboro of encephalitis, or brain inflammation, caused by a rare virus spread...

Trump's use of military money for wall survives Senate test

Oct. 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to sustain President Donald Trump's veto of Democratic-sponsored legislation reversing his raid of military base project money to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The 53-36 vote was well short of the two-thirds required to overturn the veto. The vote mirrored...

US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies

Oct. 7, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday. The early...

Lizard protections sought in Southwest amid US oil boom

Oct. 1, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A small lizard found among the dunes straddling New Mexico and West Texas in one of the nation's richest oil basins is at the center of a legal complaint filed Tuesday. Environmentalists want the U.S. government to add the lizard to the endangered species list as part of a fight...