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April 06, 2017 - 6:44 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Don't look to the Kentucky Coal Museum to bring coal back. The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest electric customers. It's also a symbol of the state's efforts to move away from coal...
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April 06, 2017 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say nearly half of U.S. adults have caught HPV, a sexually-transmitted bug that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. About 45 percent of Americans ages 18 to 59 had some form of genital human papillomavirus, according to a report released Thursday that's the...
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This Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, photo shows a sign at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify the owner of an anti-Trump account, and is challenging the order in court. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 06, 2017 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, and is challenging that order in court. The company filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against the federal Department of Homeland...
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In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 photo, fabrication, art and costume departments for the "New Water Music" performance pose on the barge along with Delaney Martin of New Orleans Airlift and composer Yotam Haber on Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans. "New Water Music" features composer Yotam Haber on a floating barge with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and visual presentations by New Orleans Airlift arts collective. (Sophia Germer /The Advocate via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 6:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 's upcoming performance of "New Water Music" will literally be on the water. Musicians will perform from the decks of a moored barge and moving shrimp boats on Lake Ponchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane) — the big tidal basin bordering New Orleans...
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In this photo taken March 2, 2016, Seattle Police officers respond to a call of an armed man barricaded in his apartment in Seattle. Police, including several members of SPD's crisis response unit, were able to resolve the situation peacefully. A new report from a court-appointed monitor released Thursday, April 6, 2017, says that the use of serious levels of force by Seattle police is down 60 percent since the federal government imposed reforms on the department. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 06, 2017 - 5:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday. The city's improvements come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled...
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Alison Bechdel visits the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., where she was appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Thursday April 6, 2017. Bechdel also was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2014, which honors people who show "exceptional creativity" in their work and the likelihood of more. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
April 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new cartoonist laureate has made a career out of illustrating the complexities of same-sex relationships and says the world has changed around her and is now much more accepting of her work. Alison Bechdel's memoir and graphic novel about growing up with a bisexual...
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April 06, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, U.S. regulators have authorized a company to tell consumers directly about their individual genetic risk of certain diseases and conditions without involving a health care professional. The California-based company 23andMe gained approval from the Food and Drug...
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FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. A New York judge on Thursday, April 6, 2017, denied a motion to throw out the murder conviction of Hernandez in an infamous 1979 missing-child case. Hernandez was convicted in February in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished on his way to a school bus. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to throw out the murder conviction of a man in an infamous 1979 missing-child case and scheduled his sentencing. Jurors who were unable to reach a verdict in the man's first trial on whether he killed 6-year-old Etan Patz have been a constant presence...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, Robert Gentile is brought into the federal courthouse in a wheelchair for a hearing in Hartford, Conn. Gentile, who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the 1990 art heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, is scheduled to plead guilty to unrelated weapons charges, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in federal court in Hartford. (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:28 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history pleaded guilty Thursday to unrelated weapons charges. Robert Gentile, 80, appeared in federal court in Hartford in a case stemming from federal...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook announced Thursday, April 6, 2017, it is launching a tool to help users spot false news articles on the site. The tool, similar to others around privacy and security, will be available to users in 14 countries, including the U.S. Users will see it for a few days when they open Facebook. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and...
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