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Bearded dragons seen as salmonella source

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning.

Feds weigh protecting orcas in West Coast waters

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A federal agency is weighing whether to protect endangered orcas in the waters off the West Coast.

Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.

UN chief: Syria war threatens Lebanon's stability

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The U.N. secretary-general is warning that the 3-year-old conflict in Syria poses a serious threat to the stability of neighboring Lebanon, as thousands of refugees stream into the small country and weapons and fighters are transferred out.

FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The federal government is backing off proposed regulations that brewers say would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain used to feed livestock.

Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn't reflect church policy, the Vatican's spokesman said Thursday.

Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing.

Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

Chicago to name high school after President Obama

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him.

Water picture improves for some California towns

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

Panama's outgoing president touts wife's candidacy

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

She's a political novice with a scant presence on the campaign trail, but Marta Linares has one vote that matters more than most in her bid to become Panama's next vice president: that of her husband, outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli.

Ladies' Home Journal goes newsstand-only

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Meredith Corp. is ending subscription service for "Ladies' Home Journal," one of the nation's oldest women's magazines, due to declining advertiser interest.

Bernie Goetz headed for trial in NYC pot-sale case

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Bernie Goetz (GEHTS) is headed toward a trial in his New York marijuana case after rebuffing a plea offer involving 10 days of community service.

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law as well as control over how about $40 million is spent to improve public school student outcomes, education officials announced Thursday.

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.

House speaker says world wants US to lead

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that allies of the United States want America to show strong leadership globally, and that he wants some of his congressional colleagues to stop shying away from immigration reform.

Judge allows partial release of Attica riot papers

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A New York judge approved public disclosure Thursday of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but he excluded grand jury excerpts.

Study links California drought to global warming

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places.

Fake mayoral Twitter account yields no charges

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

No charges will be filed over a fake Twitter account that purported to be a central Illinois mayor's lewd thoughts on sex and drugs.