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The Kentucky Republican senator is suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in Iowa to focus on his Senate re-election.
Feb. 3, 2016
The leaking well near Porter Ranch, Calif., has been spewing methane gas into the air for months now. The company already faces civil suits; now, prosecutors are filing misdemeanor criminal charges.
Feb. 3, 2016
"Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."
Feb. 3, 2016
Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chip maker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.
Feb. 3, 2016
The millionaire will be in a New Orleans court on Wednesday and a California court later this year. Durst's longtime lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, says that while he enjoys hard cases, "this one is tough."
Feb. 3, 2016
Five people in Hong Kong's book industry disappeared. All were linked to books forbidden in mainland China. Here's one bookseller who says he has no plans to remove the "banned" works.
Feb. 3, 2016
Covered California's executive director, Peter Lee, said UnitedHealth Group Inc. made its own mistakes on rates and networks that led to a $475 million loss on individual policies in 2015.
Feb. 3, 2016
The president asked for hundreds of millions of dollars, most of which would expand treatment opportunities. Officials say countless people want to get clean but programs have no slots open.
Feb. 2, 2016
The state requires its residents to prove their citizenship when registering to vote, but a federal agency fought the law in court. It now appears to have changed positions.
Feb. 2, 2016
The Internet pioneer continues to lose money. Its fourth-quarter report shows a loss of $4.4 billion. Established in the days of dial-up modems, it has had trouble keeping up with life on the Web.
Feb. 2, 2016
In the 1700s, steep taxes made tea too pricey for most. Smugglers like the notorious Hawkhurst Gang helped feed England's growing taste for tea, operating with a mix of popular support and fear.
Feb. 2, 2016
Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin Monday night in Iowa. Some have attributed her win to an improbable lucky streak of coin tosses. Yes, coin tosses. But, that's not the whole story.
Feb. 2, 2016
The state's highest court has delayed next week's planned execution of an inmate until until it determines how to apply a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's death penalty system is flawed.
Feb. 2, 2016
A person has been infected through sexual contact, according to Dallas County health officials. Previously, experts had warned the virus was spread through mosquito bites.
Feb. 2, 2016
Before it does damage, an earthquake sends out a "P wave" that scientists use to find location and size. The U.S. quake warning system under development on the West Coast is built around the P wave.
Feb. 2, 2016
Researchers are looking into the possible link to birth defects — and suspected cases of hearing loss in adults. First they need a fast test to identify the virus.
Feb. 2, 2016
The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.
Feb. 2, 2016
The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake Hotline Bling spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.
Feb. 2, 2016
Anger erupted in front of the county courthouse in Burns, Ore., Monday as anti-government protesters in town for a rally met a wall of locals sick of outsiders trying to start a movement there.
Feb. 2, 2016
Law enforcement and intelligence officials warn that encrypted communication makes investigation venues "go dark." A study sees other avenues for data collection through newly connected devices.
Feb. 2, 2016

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