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Study’s low marks on youth well-being stir states

A new report on child well-being, measured by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists, including Wisconsin, with a worst-in-the-nation ranking for its black children, and South Dakota, with abysmal results...

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric has been charged with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The indictment filed Tuesday charges the utility...
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Texas pushes to keep execution drug source secret

FILE – This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United...
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DC mayor seeks second term amid federal probe

FILE – In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Mayor Vincent Gray answers a reporter’s question during a media availability with former mayor and DC City Council member Marion Barry, left, in Washington. Gray was facing seven challengers in the city’s Democratic...

California’s $425M Powerball winner comes forward

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — California Lottery officials say the sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize. B. Raymond Buxton claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday. Lottery...
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Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled...

Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Samsung attorneys say patents that Apple claims in a lawsuit were infringed are part of the Android software package developed by Google engineers. Samsung attorney Peter Quinn told jurors in his opening statement Tuesday that Apple is a great...

Apple says Samsung knew iPhone would be big seller

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Samsung knew Apple’s iPhone would be a big seller when it first went on the market, but the South Korean company didn’t have a product that could compete so it stole Apple’s technology, an attorney for Apple told jurors on...
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Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

Cherie Sharkey, left, weeps for her son Michael Sharkey who died in his used 2006 Chevy Cobalt in Dresden, NY, as she walks with Laura Christian, of Harwood, Md., birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first reported victim of the General Motors safety defect, on Capitol Hill in...

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders celebrated Mass along the U.S.-Mexico border to raise awareness about immigration and to pray for policy changes. Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the...