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Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meat

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2

Authorities say a building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a 2015 gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings

Parents Share Horror Stories After Toddlers Swallow Button Batteries

More than 3,400 kids reportedly swallowed batteries in 2010, according to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Goat facing 7 years in jail for eating flowers

A goat in India is staring down a seven year prison sentence for eating its neighbors flowers. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details.

Valentine's Day Is Such Garbage In Lebanon

Lebanon's government hasn't found a solution for the country's ongoing garbage problem. Cue the clowns.

Magazine publisher Time Inc. buys what's left of MySpace

MySpace, not dead yet, acquired by Time Inc. in a reach for better ad targeting

Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro said the South American country is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus

Eurozone chief, Germany keep wary eye on Portuguese budget

Though Portugal has conditional approval for its budget from the European Commission, the eurozone's top official and Germany both warned the country not to miss the bloc's deficit targets

High School Degree, Healthy Heart Might Lower Your Risk For Dementia

Dementia rates were predicted to triple by 2050, but here's why in the future it might actually be easier to curb the condition.

APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

A U.S. House probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three Western states has found further evidence that Environmental Protection Agency workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible

Cleanup in train crash continues in southern Germany

Emergency workers with two huge cranes are continuing to remove the wreckage of a deadly head-on train crash that killed ten and injured dozens on a single-line track in southern Germany

Federal trial again delayed in Charleston church shooting

A judge has again delayed the trial of a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church as attorneys wait to see if the federal government will seek the death penalty

Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself

Authorities say a police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and son and set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before committing suicide

Cleveland Sends Tamir Rice's Family A $500 Ambulance Bill

The city claims Rice's family owes money for the ambulance that transported the 12-year-old to the hospital after he was shot by police in 2014.

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Man loses it during flight, urinates on fellow passenger

A man aboard a flight headed to Paris allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger. It was supposedly because he wasn't allowed to smoke or drink mid-air. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Hundreds Of Galaxies Were Hiding Behind The Milky Way

Scientists used a radio telescope and an "innovative receiver" to see the hidden galaxies.

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

Congress a step away from permanently barring state, local governments from taxing Internet

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

Britain's health secretary is taking the unusual step of opting to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after thousands of the medical professionals failed to agree on a contract

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments

Yellen says the Fed carefully watching recent global economic developments that create risks for the U.S. economy

David Bowie's Son Announces Baby News A Month After His Dad's Death

Duncan Jones announced he's expecting a baby with his wife. Jones tweeted, "Circle of life."

Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation

The Justice Department inspector general says the department has made progress since a failed ATF gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious" but that work remains to be done

94 year old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is going on trial on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed

The Latest: Occupiers say they're preparing to surrender

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon say they're getting ready to turn themselves in after FBI agents came to the federal property and surrounded them

Latest: Officer shot in standoff, injuries life-threatening

Police in North Dakota say an officer has been shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in Fargo and is not expected to survive

Standoff At Oregon Wildlife Refuge May Be Coming To An End

The last four occupiers of the Oregon wildlife refuge are expected to end their protest Thursday after Cliven Bundy was arrested by the FBI.

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Earth didn't score 100% on index that predicts likelihood of life

Astronomers are creating an index that is intended to predict the likelihood of life on alien planets. So how did Earth do? Not 100% but here we are. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Medical Marijuana Might Be Legalized In Australia Really Soon

A new amendment in Australia would legalize medical marijuana there, though each state could decide whether or not to comply.