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A still from a video showing Cpl. Eric Casebolt forcing a teenager to the ground in McKinney, Texas. Casebolt has resigned as an investigation continues.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:39

Police were called to break up a fight at a neighborhood pool. One officer ended up forcing a girl to the ground and pulling his gun on two other unarmed teens.

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:16

Up to half of all results from biomedical research laboratories these days can't be replicated by other science teams. Why not? Myriad flubs slow progress in the hunt for cures.

Susan Prescott, Apple vice president of product management and marketing, demonstrates the News app during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:07

With its new News app, Apple is doing something that has already been done. But it has an undeniably large built-in consumer base: hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users.

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:52

The joint NPR/ProPublica probe found that the charity raised nearly half a billion dollars after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti but has little to show for it.

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:28

Vincent Musetto, who wrote what some consider one of the best headlines of all time, died Tuesday at the age of 74.

The coffin of Theogene Niyondiko, who was shot dead by police during an opposition demonstration last Friday, is carried in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Tuesday. Protesters have been demonstrating against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who plans to run for a third term next month.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:20

Protesters are marching against the president's plan for a third term. Some 100,000 refugees have fled. The fear is that one of the world's poorest countries could slip back into civil war.

Homeland Security Department Inspector General John Roth testifies Tuesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he's concerned about security lapses by  the TSA.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:58

Senators hear from the inspector general and whistleblowers about recent lapses.

Kevin Lopez makes breakfast with his sister Jenny. He is waiting for a donor hand to remedy a genetic defect.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:50

Kevin Lopez was born missing the fingers on his right hand. Now 20, Lopez has been on a waiting list for a hand transplant since turning 18.

David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt. Authorities on Saturday, June 6, said Sweat, 34, and Matt, 48, both convicted murderers, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:29

It's believed Richard Matt and David Sweat, two convicted murderers, used power tools to drill through obstacles and escape through a large pipe, finally emerging through a manhole.

A guard looks over an empty inmate cell at the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, Conn. in 2001.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:23

Some big states have been moving to limit the numbers of people they send to solitary but officials say it's necessary to maintain control and, in some cases, protect the prisoners themselves.

Central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Tim Seifert loads his field planter with Syngenta insecticide while planting seed corn in 2011. Monsanto has made a bid to buy Syngenta for its pesticide business.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:08

The world's biggest seed company wants to buy the world's biggest pesticide company. Syngenta is playing hard to get, but a veteran industry executive says the deal may happen.

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:38

A federal appeals court has backed key parts of Texas' controversial 2013 law that critics say would put some clinics at risk of closing.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and Vietnam's Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 1. The U.S., Russia, France, the U.K. and other countries are all jockeying to sell military equipment to Southeast Asian countries.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:36

The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.

Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (left) reaches for a puck as Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop and Cedric Paquette (right) defend during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:49

Tampa Bay has a 2-1 lead over Chicago in the best-of-seven series. Cedric Paquette scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, with help from defenseman Victor Hedman.

It makes sense that Americans would set aside a day to celebrate iced tea, if only unofficially: We popularized this summertime favorite.
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:20

At least as early as Colonial times, Americans were drinking iced tea, though early alcohol-laden recipes had more in common with the cocktail from Long Island than the stuff sold by Lipton.

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