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EPA Proposes Upping Lead Testing at Schools in Rule Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a major overhaul of rules on lead contamination in drinking water, including tightening testing requirements at the nation's schools and day care centers. But critics say another change would give utilities…

US Urges Shared Decisions with Pain Patients Taking Opioids

U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead urged doctors to share such decisions with patients. The agency Thursday published steps…

Indianapolis Man Gets 53 Years for Murder of 1-Year-Old Girl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl and the wounding of her 19-year-old aunt. Twenty-eight-year-old Darrin Banks learned his punishment Wednesday after being convicted of…

Badlands National Park To Celebrate Expanded Bison Range

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. - Bison will have more room to roam in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota. People are invited to celebrate expansion of the park's bison range during a public ceremony Friday. The Return of the…

9-Year-Old Charged with Murder of 5 in Illinois Fire Deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The juvenile also was charged with two counts…

Man Convicted of Posting Threats in Florida School Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was…

Trump Campaign Adds Pence Appearance to Minnesota Visit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Minnesota, with a Minneapolis-area visit that will hit Thursday shortly before President Donald Trump rallies at Target Center. Pence will tour Safety Signs, a business in Lakeville, and greet employees…

National University to Become Sanford National University

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will have San Diego-based National University renamed in his honor. Sanford and the university announced Tuesday the school will be renamed Sanford National University. A formal launch is…

Teens Share Vaping Experiences with Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump will hear directly from teens and young adults about their experiences with electronic cigarettes and vaping. The White House says she has invited a group from the Truth Initiative to participate in a "listening session"…

3 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit New Highs Again in US

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from 2017. It's the most…

Supreme Court Weighs Sexual Orientation Protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices are mulling what the impact would be if they ruled that federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The court is hearing arguments Tuesday in two closely watched LGBT cases. In…

Border Apprehensions Drop as Immigration Crackdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says it continues to see a drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that border officials encountered about 52,000…

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's latest operating software for Mac computers kills off iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. Instead, the Mac joins iPhones in getting separate apps for…

Trump to Sign US-Japan Trade Deal That Benefits Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Monday with Japan. The deal would win back for American farmers benefits they lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week…

GE Freezes Pensions for 20K, Trimming Up to $6B in Debt

NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric is freezing the pension plans for about 20,000 workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees as it attempts to slash debt. The Boston company said Monday that its actions would trim its…

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