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Tornado shelters in Midwest face dilemma with pet lovers
As the spring storm season arrives, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma. Many public shelters won't accept animals, so people end up dashing across town to rescue their pets or staying in unprotected houses.
Statins may lead some patients to pig out, study says
Are cholesterol-lowering statin drugs leading to gluttony? That's the question posed by researchers in a new study. They say 10 years of national health data suggest that statin users have steadily increased their fat intake and calories.
Several injuries in Southern California school bus crash
Authorities say several children and their bus driver were injured Thursday in a school bus crash in Southern California. The Anaheim Fire Department said some were taken to hospitals in critical condition.
Verdict reached in Hawaiian death penalty trial
A jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter. Naeem Williams could face the death penalty if convicted in the federal murder trial.
Lance Armstrong loses appeal in bid to keep $12 million
A Texas appeals court has rejected Lance Armstrong's attempts to block an arbitration panel from reviewing $12 million in bonuses paid to him by a company that now wants its money back.
Christian leader says attack not motivated by religion
The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the shootings were motivated by religion.
Severe storms loom across central, southern US this weekend
A large section of the Midwest and southern United States are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, rain and flash flooding this weekend, forecasters said Thursday.
Yankees' Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar use
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, for using pine tar to help him grip the ball during a game against the Boston Red Sox.
NCAA approves giving greater power to major conference schools
The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a new proposal Thursday, giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization.
Colorado lawmakers to tax marijuana sales for revenue boost
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it has also made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may even try to stop it.
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