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USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:12:58 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first death occurred in late August, two days before classes began, when an incoming freshman was struck by a car while walking on a freeway near the University of Sout...  Full Story

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:07:52 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.

Plans for the ...  Full Story

MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:39:02 -0500

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by usi...  Full Story

Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:15:23 -0500

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an ad...  Full Story

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:10:17 -0500

MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick.

The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les a...  Full Story

Live, from DC: Trump impeachment hearings about to go public
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:04:33 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.

When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America an...  Full Story

Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:22:11 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's l...  Full Story

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:16:02 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry viol...  Full Story

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:51:37 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it deploy its armed forces, or allow the cha...  Full Story

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:41:06 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed a...  Full Story