• CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

    Updated: 21 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah. Samples...

  • Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

    Updated: 21 min ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters. A National Transportation Safety Board report...

  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    Updated: 21 min ago

    The Army has agreed to pay for the burning of 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. That should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton Rouge, the...

  • 1 arrested, others sought after gunfire at Ga. Army base

    Updated: 21 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The military says two speeding vehicles entered a Georgia Army base and at least one shot was fired before some of the occupants fled into the woods. One person is in custody at Fort Benning in Columbus after the incident Thursday, and authorities are looking for...

  • Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

    Updated: 21 min ago

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his...

  • Teen girl charged with making 'Columbine' threat to school

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Massachusetts girl has been charged with making a threat to her school on social media that referenced the Columbine High School massacre. Police in Bolton arrested the Nashoba Regional High School student on Wednesday after receiving a tip about an...

  • THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

    Updated: 33 min ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: 12:31 a.m. (2231 GMT, 6:31 p.m. EDT) The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president on Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati made the...

  • Rangers recall Alberto from Triple-A, send RHP Klein there

    Updated: 35 min ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have recalled infielder Hanser Alberto from Round Rock and optioned right-hander Phil Klein to the Triple-A team. Texas announced the move before Thursday's game, two days before what would have been Klein's next scheduled start. Alberto was...

  • Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey

    Updated: 35 min ago

    PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that he is ordering his state to back away from the Common Core school standards that he once championed but that are hugely unpopular among conservative voters across the country. The announcement came as the...

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    Updated: 35 min ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93. Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said. News of Katriuk's death...

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