• 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. "My party has let the bond it once...

  • Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of...

  • Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

    Yesterday

    HONOLULU (AP) — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water. On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named the top beach on an...

  • Man who paid $350,000 kills endangered black rhino in Africa

    Yesterday

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official said Thursday. Corey Knowlton of Dallas shot a black rhino this week in Namibia,...

  • WATCH: David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile; Manning delivers top 10

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    NEW YORK — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. When David Letterman signed off CBS' "Late Show" for good Wednesday, he closed the book on more than his own incomparable career in late...

  • Cañon City teenager injured after soccer team fight

    Cañon City Daily Record
    Yesterday

    A Cañon City teenager received a facial injury Saturday after being involved in a juvenile league soccer team fight, according to the Cañon City Police Department. The 17-year-old player was transported to St. Thomas More Hospital. His condition is unknown. The altercation included...

  • Latest on California oil spill: Governor declares emergency

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    6:45 p.m. (PDT) Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County over the coastal oil spill. The move Wednesday night from the governor frees up emergency state funding and resources to help in the cleanup efforts. Also Wednesday, Santa Barbara County...

  • National Spelling Bee launches fantasy-style mobile app

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year. The bee has launched a mobile app that will allow people to follow a group of spellers and earn points when they advance in the competition. Users can...

  • Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation. Charles received a standing ovation at the end of his speech Wednesday in...

  • Parole could end inmate's effort to have sex change surgery

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers' expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health....

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