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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.... 10/23/2014 2:37 AM

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.... 10/23/2014 12:16 AM

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
DALLAS (AP) -- Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.... 10/23/2014 12:12 AM

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.... 10/23/2014 12:22 AM

Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal
DENVER (AP) -- Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.... 10/23/2014 12:03 AM

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The lawyer for a retired Marine jailed in Mexico for crossing the border with three loaded guns in his truck is arguing he needs to return to the United States to get treatment for post-traumatic stress after serving two tours in Afghanistan.... 10/23/2014 5:20 AM

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.... 10/22/2014 10:21 PM

APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths
NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines - prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."... 10/22/2014 7:59 PM

Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.... 10/22/2014 10:43 PM

California malpractice cap generates big spending
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.... 10/23/2014 12:02 AM