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Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.... 1/28/2015 11:39 PM

'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.... 1/28/2015 9:39 PM

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.... 1/29/2015 12:04 AM

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.... 1/29/2015 12:00 AM

Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities say the struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River could grind to a near-halt in coming days.... 1/29/2015 12:14 AM

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.... 1/28/2015 11:28 PM

Vanderbilt rape verdicts signal support for assault victims
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction.... 1/28/2015 10:07 PM

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks
PHOENIX (AP) -- Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl's host city. But instead of sending this year's guests to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers are throwing the party at a private home.... 1/28/2015 10:36 PM

Ohio judge orders state to return exotic animals to owner
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals - including several tigers and a lion - to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo.... 1/28/2015 11:01 PM

Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.... 1/28/2015 11:53 PM

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