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Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.

Posted: August 21, 2014
DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation’s most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to stem an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Tension continues to subside at Ferguson, Mo., protest site

FERGUSON, Mo. — Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Agencies, charities step forward to assist needy in Ferguson, Mo.

FERGUSON, Mo. — The residents of the Canfield Green Apartments and their neighbors started lining up at the drop-in help center on West Florissant Avenue at 5 a.m. Thursday.

Posted: August 21, 2014
DEA tightens rules for painkillers that contain hydrocodone

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Federal authorities have tightened rules for the most commonly prescribed painkiller in the United States, the latest in a series of policy changes aimed at stopping the nation’s growing epidemic of painkiller abuse and overdose deaths.

Posted: August 21, 2014
State Department throws wet blanket on Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. State Department officials have put a damper on high-ranking officials who might be getting swept up in the Ice Bucket Challenge frenzy currently being tapped to raise money for ALS research.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Expert on American race riots weighs in on Ferguson

ST. LOUIS — McKendree University political scientist Ann Collins began researching American race riots in 2000 while she was a graduate student at Washington University.

Posted: August 21, 2014
When will protests subside?

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protests Thursday began with a few small groups strolling along West Florissant Avenue — just as they have most nights since the fatal shooting nearby of an unarmed teen touched off rioting and a fierce national debate about police use of force.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Study: To quash polio for good, immunization with both vaccines may be best

Quashing the polio virus for good may take a belt-and-suspenders approach, a new study suggests. One in which children get not only a dose of the cheap and easy-to-administer oral vaccine, but at least one dose of the inactivated vaccine — the one developed by Jonas Salk that is predominantly used in developed countries.

Posted: August 21, 2014
10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Posted: August 21, 2014
Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.

Posted: August 21, 2014
2 Americans recover from Ebola, are not contagious, doctors say

Two American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after medical officials determined they had recovered and were not contagious.

Posted: August 21, 2014
What key witnesses to Michael Brown shooting have to say

The grand jury tasked with weighing criminal charges against the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown will have to make sense of a muddled and conflicting series of narratives over the next several weeks.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Feds to look at restoring grizzly bears to Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE — Nearly four decades after grizzly bears were declared threatened in the Lower 48 states, long-stalled efforts to bring the species back to Washington’s North Cascades are rolling again.

Posted: August 21, 2014
US attorney meets with family of man who died after police chokehold

NEW YORK — As many as 5,000 protesters are expected to show up for Saturday’s march in Staten Island as the movement spawned by the police-involved death of Eric Garner last month continues to grow, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Man accused of killing Marine’s wife to be extradited to California from Alaska

LOS ANGELES — The man accused of killing a Marine’s wife and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft waived his extradition proceedings in Alaska and will return to California to face charges, prosecutors said Thursday.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Darren Wilson fans donate $150,000, outpace Brown supporters

An online fund created to raise money for the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown has amassed more than $150,000, outpacing a similar account for the slain man’s family.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Robin Williams was cremated, his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams’ body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Nation and world news briefs for Thursday, Aug. 21

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Posted: August 21, 2014
Galveston lab works to stop Ebola virus in its tracks

GALVESTON, Texas — In a laboratory on Galveston Island, Tom Geisbert is working overtime.

Posted: August 21, 2014
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