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More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump.

Chicago authorities charge man in child's death

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Chicago authorities have charged an 18-year-old in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week.

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.

Prosecutor: Man wanted to bomb Harvard University

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A Moroccan man made repeated statements about wanting to bomb Harvard University and Homeland Security offices in Hartford, Connecticut, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Authority wanted snow removal priority for NFL

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Newly released documents show the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority wanted assurances that the National Football League would get priority plowing in the event of snowfall during Super Bowl week.

Florida judge skeptical about voting map change

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A Florida judge says he's "extremely skeptical" about changing the state's congressional districts before the 2014 elections.

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the deaths of his toddler daughters, who were killed when a dresser tipped over onto them.

Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.