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  • Health

    Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

    NEW YORK (AP) Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.She'd like to preserve the stuff "as long...

    By Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer|

  • News

    Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

    NEW YORK (AP) There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of...

    By David Crary And Brady Mccombs, Associated Press|

  • Business

    The Latest: Judge inclined to deny Trump request

    SAN DIEGO (AP) The latest developments on Donald Trump's lawyers seeking to dismiss one of three lawsuits involving Trump University alleging the Republican presidential contender defrauded customers at the now defunct business (all times...

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  • Politics

    Teachers union president: Rauner illiteracy comment 'silly'

    CHICAGO (AP) The president of the Chicago Teachers Union says it was "ridiculous" and "silly" for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to call the city's teachers "virtually illiterate."CTU President Karen Lewis said the comment Rauner made in a 2011...

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  • Business

    Fortune, friction and decline as casino 'Chinatown' matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been...

    By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Judge inclined to deny Trump's request to dismiss lawsuit

    SAN DIEGO (AP) A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump's lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University.U.S....

    By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press|

  • News

    Rauner once called Chicago teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was forced to issue an apology Thursday for contending in an email sent in 2011 that half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals are...

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  • News

    Man who killed court bailiffs was a regular school volunteer

    WATERVLIET, Mich. (AP) A jail inmate who killed two courthouse bailiffs during an escape attempt in southwestern Michigan was a regular volunteer at his daughter's school, despite a long criminal record.Watervliet (Water-VUH'-leet)...

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  • News

    FBI joins search for college student whose bicycle was found

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) The FBI has joined the search for a university student whose purple bicycle was found abandoned in an Ohio cornfield.The Blade in Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/29XFskH ) that 20-year-old Sierah Joughin was last seen riding the...

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  • Accidents and disasters

    Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned.So, instead of coming under heavy government scrutiny before being sold to the public, Tesla...

    By Justin Pritchard And Joan Lowy, Associated Press|

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