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Oregon commissioners halt medical waste-to-energy program after learning fetal tissue included
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia....

As Vermont moves toward labeling GMO foods, manufacturers worry about costs, confusion
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea....

Life interrupted: Man exonerated in murder struggles to start fresh after 24 years behind bars
NEW YORK (AP) -- The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life....

In the shadow of Disney, homeless families struggle, turn to mom-and-pop hotels as shelter
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192....

Oklahoma high court rejects death row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them both on track to be executed as early as next week....

Scientists closely watching endangered fish runs after deadly landslide, see signs of hope
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs....

Judge releases audiotape of former Manson family member who pointed gun at President Ford
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public....

Wyoming town evacuated; crews wait for fire to burn out after explosion at natural gas plant
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) -- Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming....

Former soldier testifies that teenage brothers in Iraq posed no threat before killing
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand....

Camilla 'utterly devastated' by death of brother who fell in New York, suffering head injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said....

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