53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

05/21/2015 07:37 PM MDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. 
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam
05/21/2015 01:52 PM MDT - DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. Full Story

Study: Local lockups can be more pricey to run than thought
05/20/2015 10:12 PM MDT - NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. Full Story

31-state deal should make credit report errors easier to fix
05/20/2015 03:22 PM MDT - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday. Full Story

Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty
05/20/2015 03:37 PM MDT - LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law. Full Story

Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico
05/19/2015 06:12 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. Full Story

Law journal publishes special issue examining 'Breaking Bad'
05/19/2015 01:22 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC's "Breaking Bad" — and what might have happened if the real-life legal system was imposed on the fictional characters. Full Story

States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks
05/17/2015 09:32 AM MDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" — a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back — a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose. Full Story

Feds to help farmers, ranchers in Ogallala Aquifer region
05/16/2015 09:27 AM MDT - CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say farmers and ranchers who depend on the Ogallala Aquifer will benefit from $6. Full Story

Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines
05/15/2015 05:12 PM MDT - DENVER (AP) — Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle — a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'

CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. Full Story
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Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.