06-21-2018  1:10 pm      •     
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By BEN HUBBARD of The Associated Press

The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is near death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his brother said Monday, insisting he should not return to prison for the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people.

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Henry Glover murder probe was mishandled

A new report by Louisiana State Police investigators slams a former New Orleans police supervisor -- who resigned last month while facing disciplinary charges -- for his handling of the probe intothe death of Henry Glover, who was murdered by a police officer in 2005.


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Part of a series on 2012 presidential candidates

Journalism nonprofit ProPublica has produced a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. As well as this guide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry they've also covered Congressman Ron Paul and Rep. Michele Bachman .


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A bio-art project to create bulletproof skin has given a Utah State researcher even more hope his genetically engineered spider silk can be used to help surgeons heal large wounds and create artificial tendons and ligaments.


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Part of a series on 2012 presidential candidates

Journalism nonprofit ProPublica has produced a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. As well as this guide to Congressman Ron Paul they've also covered Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachman .


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Part of a series on 2012 presidential candidates

Journalism nonprofit ProPublica has produced a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. As well as this guide to Michele Bachman, they've also covered Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Congressman Ron Paul.


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The latest trend of grandparent involvement, reflected in census figures released Thursday, is now being driven also by the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- America is swiftly becoming a granny state. Less frail and more involved, today's grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy.

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The former Massachusetts governor may be pushed out of his comfort zone even sooner if Perry's fast rise seems real and lasting

EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- Despite a new rival's surge, Mitt Romney is campaigning as though he's still the GOP presidential front-runner, focusing his criticisms on President Barack Obama, taking few risks and keeping most proposals vague enough to leave ample maneuvering room.


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All eyes are on Irene's projected path, which showed it bringing misery to every city along the I-95 corridor

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) -- A nightmare Hurricane Irene barreled toward the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, sending thousands of vacationers fleeing and threatening up to 65 million people from the Carolinas to New England.


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The results point to a chilly autumn in Washington as the divided Congress returns to the same fiscal issues that almost halted other legislative business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are plenty angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could pay the greatest price, a new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests.


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