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  • rDMaC9MV.jpeg West Virginia teen beats state delegate in GOP primary

    Saira Blair will graduate from a West Virginia high school later this month. She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg veterans hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July. But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 5372167632fef.preview-620.jpg Two boys injured in fall after bounce house gets caught in wind

    Two New York boys, ages 5 and 6, were seriously injured after the bounce house they were playing in got caught in the wind and flew into the air. The boys fell from more than 15 feet, according to poststar.com.

    May 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cashing in on pot market proves a pipe dream for traditional pharmacies

    Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019.

    May 13, 2014

  • michael-sam-boyfriend-300x175.jpg How ESPN, Michael Sam and his boyfriend broke new ground

    Like football fans everywhere, ESPN knew that Michael Sam, the first openly gay pro football prospect, was going to be the story of last week's NFL draft. What it didn't know was whether Sam would even be drafted, given the attention generated by the self-disclosure of his sexual orientation in February and his fading stock among draft watchers.

    May 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • A mom, a printer, and the new digital ease of counterfeiting

    Tarshema Brice hardly ranks among the world's elite counterfeiters. But with the help of modern consumer technology, she developed an exacting system for crafting fake U.S. greenbacks.

    May 12, 2014

  • Filmmakers to farmers seek drone bonanza by influencing D.C.

    Drone aircraft photography won an Academy Award this year for technical achievement and is increasingly beckoning Hollywood studios seeking dramatic aerial footage at low cost. There's just one holdup: it's illegal in the U.S.

    May 12, 2014

  • Catholic Church's best-known exorcist shows how it's done

    The den of the Catholic Church's best-known exorcist is an unassuming place, a small third-floor room in a home for aging priests hidden in an obscure corner of southern Rome. I walk down the hospital-like hallway on my way to meet him, and the priest anticipates my knock before it happens. The door swings open, and there he is.

    May 12, 2014

  • 5-8 found bulldogs.png Social media sting returns stolen dogs to owner

    A sting operation launched after two stolen English bulldogs were recognized on a Facebook page led to the arrest of three people near Oklahoma City this week, officials said.

    May 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cherry cigars entice teens with candy flavors, researchers say

    Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape and cherry, are used in combinations in similarly flavored cigars and dipping tobacco, Portland State University researchers said in a letter posted Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
    More than 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke use flavored small cigars, which are similar in size and shape to cigarettes, or use menthol cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study last year.

    May 8, 2014

  • ballard-amanda.jpg Oklahoma woman confesses to sex with boy, 13

    Police in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County arrested a 27-year-old woman this week after they said she confessed to having sex with a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions.

    May 8, 2014 1 Photo

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