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AUGUSTA, Maine — Police have said repeatedly in the aftermath of Maine’s deadliest shooting that officers thought the gunman’s family had been taking his weapons  away. …

BOSTON — A Massachusetts teen who participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge  on social media died from eating a large quantity of chile pepper extract and also had a congenital heart …

PHOENIX — Blas Sanchez was nearing the end of a 20-year stretch in an Arizona prison when he was leased out to work at Hickman’s Family Farms, which sells eggs that have ended up in the …

LIVONIA, Mich. — A tiny, low-priced electric car called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker  BYD , sells …

  U.S. health and agriculture officials pledged nearly $200 million in new spending and other efforts Friday to help track and contain an outbreak of bird flu in the nation’s dairy …

WASHINGTON — For the first time, researchers have identified a genetic form of late-in-life Alzheimer’s disease — in people who inherit two copies of a worrisome gene. …

A Pennsylvania nurse who administered lethal or potentially lethal doses of insulin to numerous patients pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and other charges Thursday and was sentenced to life …

A former government employee has been charged with repeatedly submitting fake tips to the FBI reporting that several of his co-workers in the intelligence community were part of a mob that attacked …

WASHINGTON — The IRS said Friday that more than 140,000 taxpayers filed their taxes through its new direct file pilot program  and participants saved roughly $5.6 million in fees they …

Editor's note: On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School  in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a …

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency  on Friday designated two forever chemicals that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, an …

ANDEREN, Netherlands — Inside the barn on the flat fields of the northern Netherlands , Jos Ubels cradles a newborn Blonde d'Aquitaine calf, the latest addition to his herd of over 300 dairy …

WASHINGTON — A ancient giant snake in India might have been longer than a school bus and weighed a ton, researchers reported Thursday. Fossils found near a coal mine revealed a snake that …

DES MOINES, Iowa — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield …

That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, …

NEW YORK — If you're feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you're not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel …

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency  finalized limits on certain common types of PFAS chemicals  in drinking water. It is the first time a nationwide limit on so-called …

Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to the disproportionately high rates of suicide among Native American youth. Their lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles …

NEW YORK — Much like nutritional labels on food products, “broadband labels” for internet packages will soon tell you just what is going into the pricing of your service, thanks to …

Powerball will match a record for lottery drawings Saturday night with a stretch of more than three months without a jackpot winner. It's that string of futility that has enabled Powerball's top …

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