An Orange County Sheriff's deputy, left, escorts a mother and her child across a street after a vehicle crashed into a day care center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

A Toyota Solara convertible went out of control after it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the day care, breaking through the wall and into the building.…
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Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, but half of them won't survive, an especially acute problem at overtaxed shelters forced to euthanize the millions they receive. …
FILE - In this July 9, 2009 file photo Dr. Craig Rowles stands with hogs in one of his Carroll, Iowa, hog buildings. The farmer and longtime veterinarian did all he could to prevent porcine epidemic diarrhea from spreading to his farm, but despite his best efforts the deadly diarrhea attacked in November 2013, killing 13,000 animals in a matter of weeks. PED, a virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.…
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Photos: UConn defeats Kentucky

Photos from the UConn victory over Kentucky in the men's basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. …
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Arkansas AG asks court to reconsider drug ruling

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson. …
In this March, 6, 2014 file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel left, listens while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti right, looks on during a panel discussion about the issues facing the nation's big cities at the University of Chicago, in Chicago. Emanuel, the hard-charging mayor is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process. The man once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley. Emanuel said the deal, which would slice Chicago’s nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by cutting benefits and raising property taxes, would keep the funds from insolvency and avoid massive cuts in services and a record tax hike. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty,File)

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

Emanuel last week announced his first concrete proposal to bail out the city's drastically underfunded employee retirement systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley.…
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Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade - and perhaps for covering them up.…
Pastor Robert Sperbeck delivers a sermon during a memorial service for the victims and families affected by the Fort Hood Shooting at the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. On April 2, 2014, three people were killed and 16 were wounded when a gunman opened fire before taking his own life at the Fort Hood military base. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa)

Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service's lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, "Be strong, fear not." The preacher implored those gathered Sunday that they would find hope in God, but also acknowledged the question on everyone's mind: Why Fort Hood - again?…
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Heroin addiction is climbing in U.S.A.

With heroin use rising across the U.S., The Associated Press queried state health departments for statistics related to use and treatment to obtain a picture of the problem on the ground.…
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Tensions growing over rangeland

Wild-horse protection advocates say the government is rounding up too many mustangs while allowing livestock to feed at taxpayer expense on the same rangeland scientists say is being overgrazed.…
In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 photo provided by The World Team, a group of 222 skydivers from 28 nations, jumps from a fleet of planes over Eloy, Ariz. The jump was part of the group's ongoing attempt to set a world record by forming two distinct aerial formations within the same dive. The team did not break the record with this attempt. (AP Photo/World Team, Andrey Veselov)

1 killed in Arizona skydiving accident

An attempt to set a world skydiving record by having more than 220 people freefall from an airplane in formation turned tragic Thursday when one of the jumpers died during the daring effort.…