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Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... 1/29/2015 3:37 PM

Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.... 1/29/2015 3:10 PM

Jury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trial
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Opening statements in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez were delayed Thursday as the judge sorted out some last-minute jury issues.... 1/29/2015 3:40 PM

Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy
DENVER (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.... 1/29/2015 2:41 PM

Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.... 1/29/2015 5:03 AM

Dartmouth president announce safety, inclusion plans
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College students are prohibited from drinking hard alcohol on campus and required to learn about sexual violence prevention each year under reforms announced Thursday by the school's president.... 1/29/2015 2:41 PM

Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.... 1/29/2015 12:26 PM

NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.... 1/29/2015 11:00 AM

Balloon crew draws closer to North America
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records.... 1/29/2015 8:43 AM

Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.... 1/29/2015 2:06 PM



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