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USDA goes on a giant snail hunt

USDA goes on a giant snail hunt

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department…

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in…

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in…

Omaha cop kills ‘Cops’ TV crew member

Omaha cop kills ‘Cops’ TV crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police…

Obama faces questions over Syria airstrikes

Obama faces questions over Syria airstrikes

President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he…

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between…

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge…

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business…

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common…

Voters from four states head to polls today

Voters from four states head to polls today

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican…