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UN report wants moratorium on killer robots

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft United Nations report says that killer robots that can attack targets without any human input “should not have the power of life and death over human beings.” It deals with legal and…

State by state: Implementation of Obama health law

A look at how states are putting in place President Barack Obama’s health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don’t have health insurance:…

US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four in five Americans don’t think the Washington Redskins should change the team’s nickname. That’s according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Some consider “Redskins” to be a derogatory term for Native Americans, and the…

Random shooting hurts 2 toddlers at Ohio apartment

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say two toddlers were hit by bullets when someone fired several shots into the courtyard of an apartment complex. Authoriti……

Lohan probation in jeopardy after rehab departure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer says the actress has checked into a rehab facility, but it remains unclear whether a judge will accept her placement there. Attorney Mark Jay Heller told LA Superior Court Judge James…

St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bickering between Missouri and Illinois over how to fund a new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis stalled the $670 million project for years. Now, the two states are at odds over what to…

Court dismisses lawsuits in power plant deaths

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has dismissed lawsuits against three companies in the deaths of five workers at a power plant in 2007. The appeals court agreed Thursday with a judge that there was no…

J-Lo added to Beyonce charity show

LONDON (AP) — Organizers say Jennifer Lopez has joined the lineup of a Beyonce-headlined charity concert in London next month. John Legend, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Florence + the Machine are also due to perform at the…
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Pa. slots revenue down for 5th straight month

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania gaming regulators say gross revenue from slot machines at the state’s 11 casinos fell 4 percent last month compared to April 2……

Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby’s basinet.…

Buffett says women key to nation’s prosperity

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women. Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he…

Iran detains senior diplomat for unknown reasons

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says authorities have detained a veteran Iranian diplomat, but describes the incident as a potential “misunderstanding.” No other details were given in Thursday’s report by the semi-official ISNA news agency. It…
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British soap opera star denies child sex charges

LONDON (AP) — A longtime star of British soap opera “Coronation Street” has vowed to fight charges he raped a 15-year-old girl in 1967. William Roache said in a statement Thursday he is “deeply horrified” by the charges…
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Gov: W.Va. to expand Medicaid, cover 92K uninsured

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will expand Medicaid as called for by the federal health care overhaul. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Thursday the plan would extend coverage to an about 91,500 low-income residents. Tomblin was one…

2 workers removed from Saudi-owned Va. residence

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Immigration officials have removed two domestic workers from a northern Virginia home owned by the government of Saudi Arabia as they investigate a report of human trafficking. Agents went to the home in McLean…

Pa. college student died of irregular heartbeat

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The Lancaster County coroner has ruled that a Franklin & Marshall College student who collapsed in his dorm in February died of an irregular h……

C. African Republic leader calls for public order

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s leader is calling on his fighters to restore public order as anger mounts over pillaging in the capital more than a month after they seized power. In an address…

Horton Foote play replaces Albee one at Signature

NEW YORK (AP) — Albee is out at the Signature. Foote is in. The Signature Theatre said Thursday it is replacing the much-anticipated world premiere of Edward Albee’s new play “Laying an Egg” with one by Horton Foote.…

Feds: Many causes for dramatic bee disappearance

A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees since 2006. The factors cited include a parasitic mite, multiple viruses, bacteria, poor nutrition and pesticides. Experts say having so…