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Caribbean air sparks early spring blast of warm air in U.K. Special

The United Kingdom is readying for a fresh breath of warm spring sunshine this weekend, as temperatures head towards the mid-60s Fahrenheit.

Museum calculates weight of its Stegosaurus dinosaur by 3-D scan

Late last year a team of scientist at London's Natural History Museum finished the job of putting back together Sophie the Stegosaurus dinosaur. Now they've figured out how much she weighed.

Comatose girl's family files lawsuit against California hospital

Oakland - The family of a young girl whose heart stopped during routine surgery in 2013 and had to sue to prevent a Northern California hospital from turning off her life support has sued the medical facility for malpractice.

Roach calls Mayweather names, Pacquiao gym hires armed guards

Manny Pacquiao is absolutely a guy who does the most of his talking with his fists, a fighter who more often leaves the verbal trashing of the men that he meets in the ring to someone else. His trainer, Freddie Roach, doesn't need help anyhow.

Lockheed Martin's laser disables truck from a mile away [Video]

A team consisting of Lockheed Martin engineers, technicians and military experts has successfully tested a new fiber-optic laser weapon that disabled a truck from a mile away.

Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after LA plane crash

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said.

Sorghum — This cereal grain may be the answer to climate change

Soaring demand from China markets, along with its drought tolerance, is making farmers and scientists take a closer look at sorghum, also called milo in some parts of the country. Many people think this grain might be an alternative to growing corn.

Fourth lawsuit will challenge NC voter ID law in July

Winston Salem - A fourth lawsuit challenging North Carolina's controversial Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) will go to trial in July, a North Carolina judge has ruled.

10 popular gadgets debuting in March

The world of electronics and technology is constantly coming out with new and innovative products, ranging from faster processors to video games that fully harness the power of a home gaming system.

Ringling Bros. to stop using elephants in circus acts

On Thursday, Feld Entertainment, the parent company for "The Greatest Show on Earth," citing animal welfare concerns, told the Associated Press exclusively it would phase out elephant acts by 2018.

Op-Ed: Head of NY Fed deserves praise for tough talk on student loans

New York - The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York calls out the questionable practice of giving government-subsidized college loans to all comers...without any regard for their ability to perform academically.

Muslim holidays to become days off for New York school children

New York City public school officials announced on Wednesday their school district will begin observing two Muslim holidays. There will be no school on the two holidays to be observed, starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Plane skids off New York runway as winter storm hits US

New York - An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport and slid to a halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.

New Jersey ex-official calls Exxon settlement 'troubling'

In light of a recent settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil stemming from legal battles probing contamination and pollution in the state, a state ex-official is speaking out against Gov. Chris Christie's office for brokering the controversial deal.

Selma: A major step for African American voting rights

Washington - The march from Selma to Montgomery, which US President Barack Obama will commemorate Saturday in the southern state of Alabama, was part of the fight to end voting discrimination against African Americans a half century ago.

Op-Ed: Vegetable oil: a DiY solution to fossil fuel pollution Special

The fossil fuel industry has an enormous impact on politics, the economy, and our health. This pollution Goliath is just too powerful to fight with government regulations. Take matters into your own hands and put vegetable oil in your fuel tank.

Study: Getting gout lowers chances of Alzheimer's by 24 percent

Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.

Snowden docs: New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for NSA

Wellington - New Zealand has been spying on its small, friendly Pacific neighbors and Indonesia and is sharing the intelligence with international allies including the US National Security Agency, according to new revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Clinton tries to get ahead of email scandal

Washington - Hillary Clinton is trying to head off a growing dispute about her use of private email while serving as US secretary of state, insisting she has nothing to hide.

Republicans subpoena Clinton emails

Washington - Republicans issued subpoenas demanding Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state, the latest glancing blow to a leading 2016 contender likely to enter the presidential ring.
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