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  • Tiny coqui frog becomes a big problem in Hawaii

    There's a different kind of neighborhood watch on duty in Puuloa, a small rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Wearing headlamps and armed with hand sprayers filled with citric acid, Daniel Montgomery and his neighbors creep through backyards...
  • It's PETA vs. the Possum Drop in a New Year's legal struggle

    It's PETA vs. the Possum Drop in a New Year's legal struggle
     At midnight every New Year's Eve, Clay Logan likes to lower a live opossum in a box to the cheers of a couple thousand spectators as they count down the last 10 seconds of the year. But there's a problem with this year's Annual Clay's Corner Possum...
  • South Carolina town divided over role of race in police shooting

    South Carolina town divided over role of race in police shooting
    Bernard Bailey went to Town Hall to discuss his daughter's traffic ticket for a broken taillight. Within minutes, he was dead — the police chief shot him twice in the chest. A third bullet passed through his shoulder and into his head. Almost as...
  • How Obama's immigration plan is expected to roll out

    How Obama's immigration plan is expected to roll out
    President Obama's new set of immigration policies could affect as many as 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for parents of children with legal status. The new year will see those policies...
  • Big obstacles await both parties in 2016 race for president

    Big obstacles await both parties in 2016 race for president
    Twelve months before the voting is set to begin, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up as a fiercely competitive contest driven by two overriding forces that — candidates aside — will go a long way toward deciding the next occupant of the...
  • KKK loses lawsuit on handing pamphlets to drivers in Missouri town

    In trying to take its message to the streets, the Ku Klux Klan has been ordered to keep white supremacy on the sidewalk. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a Klan chapter's lawsuit against a Missouri town, which...
  • Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

    Drones patrolling the U.S. border are poorly managed and ineffective at stopping illegal immigration, and the government should abandon a $400-million plan to expand their use, according to an internal watchdog report released Tuesday. The 8-year-old...
  • Hockey tradition at Sundance fest is the reel deal

    Hockey tradition at Sundance fest is the reel deal
    John Ondrasik is holding the Stanley Cup. The pop-rock musician has just finished coaching a team to a big hockey win and is walking across the ice to deliver sports' most famous trophy, his shoes stepping tentatively toward a far face-off circle. OK,...
  • Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections

    New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections
    Erika Christensen approached a stranger, put her hand out in greeting and uttered the words that are music to many a man's ears. "Are you single?" It's a question that Christensen fears is rarely asked in these days of online dating as face-to-face...