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Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs
GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) -- Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009....

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide....

Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriage
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday....

US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication....

John Glenn hopes airport being named for him inspires kids
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The airport in Ohio where astronaut John Glenn ogled planes as a kid, came and went to two wars, boarded his first jet and piloted a private aircraft until age 90 has now been named in his honor....

San Francisco media plan week of coverage on homeless crisis
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: The city's homeless....

Yale prof's dogs to be euthanized for mauling woman to death
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Yale Medical School professor's two dogs are being euthanized after they mauled a Connecticut woman to death....

Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action....

California police panned for slow response to Capitol clash
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities were anticipating violence as a white nationalist group planned a demonstration at the California Capitol, and they brought in more than 100 officers to patrol the grounds....

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out....

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