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Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. More>>

Report: Facebook wants to be in the money-transfer business

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In a bid to gain further traction in emerging markets, Facebook (FB) is reportedly planning to jump into the money transfer business by servicing remittances and electronic money. According to the Financial Times, the world's largest social network is requesting approval from Ireland’s central bank to become an "e-money" institution. Such a distinction would allow Facebook to issue units of stored monetary value that represent a claim against the company. More>>

Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City. More>>

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's prime minister said Friday. More>>

Possible 5th underwater ping heard in jet search

An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean.
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Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

Flailing away with two knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 19 students and a police officer in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
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US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

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A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. More>>

Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet raced to determine whether a few brief sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane's black boxes, whose battery-powered pingers are on the verge of dying out. More>>

China ship hears 'signal'; unclear if jet-related

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A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jetliner reported hearing a "pulse signal" Saturday in southern Indian Ocean waters with the same frequency emitted by the plane's data recorders, as Malaysia vowed not to give up the search for the aircraft. More>>

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. More>>

Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

The Department of Defense is considering banning the sale of cigarettes on ships and bases in an effort to get service members to stop smoking. More>>

FBI seeks information on suspected child sexual predator

The FBI is looking for identifying information on a man who has allegedly engaged in explicit sexual activity with a child. More>>

Timeline of major events in GM's recall of 2.6M small cars

This is a timeline of key events in the GM recall of 2.6 million vehicles, based on documents from GM, NHTSA and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. More>>

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

General Motors' new CEO and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. More>>

Lucky Virginia couple wins lottery three times in a month

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A Virginia couple who has won the lottery three times in the last month want to see how long their run of luck will last.“We’re not finished yet,” Calvin Spencer told lottery officials as he picked up his latest prize: $681,000 in a lump sum payment won from a scratch-off ticket. Calvin Spencer and his wife Zatera, of Portsmouth, also have won $1 million from a Powerball drawing and $50,000 after purchasing 10 winning tickets in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing. More>>

Satellite spots 122 objects in ocean during missing plane search

Malaysia says a satellite has spotted 122 potential objects in the ocean possibly from missing plane. More>>

2 more bodies recovered from Washington mudslide; death toll at 24

Rescuers slogging through muck and rain Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight. More>>

Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

A sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the world's largest naval base late Monday, according to the Navy. More>>

China demands Malaysia turn over satellite data in missing plane search

China demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board, as gale-force winds and heavy rain on Tuesday halted the search for remains of the plane. More>>

Death toll from Washington state mudslide continues to rise

Authorities say they still don't know how many people remain missing from a deadly Washington state mudslide. More>>

Malaysia PM: plane plunged into Indian Ocean

A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday. More>>

32 people injured after commuter train derails at Chicago airport

An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at an underground station at one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials said. More>>

Chinese plane spots objects in Indian Ocean

A Chinese plane spotted two white, square-shaped objects in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner Monday. More>>

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  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:01:44 GMT
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
  • Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

    Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:31:26 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:23:46 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
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