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Baby chimp starts new life in Florida

Keeva is a baby chimpanzee, an adorable, sweet little girl born March 12 to a female chimp at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Unfortunately, her mom, 26-year-old Carole, seemed ill-prepared for the responsibilities of motherhood. She wasn’t hostile toward Keeva, wasn’t trying to hurt her. Trouble was, she wasn’t trying to do much of anything with her baby — she wasn’t nursing her, wasn’t bonding with her.

Train was speeding when derailed

PHILADELPHIA — Federal investigators said on Wednesday that preliminary data showed an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was traveling at more than 100 mph, or roughly twice the speed limit, when it derailed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200.

University official sues Rolling Stone over rape story

A University of Virginia official filed a $7.85 million libel suit against Rolling Stone magazine, its parent company and a reporter on Tuesday over a now-debunked story of a gang rape on the university’s campus.

Bird flu outbreak hits Nebraska poultry farm

CHICAGO -- The fast-spreading avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska, at a commercial egg-laying farm that housed a flock of 1.7 million chickens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

Probe of Cleveland boy’s shooting death near end

CLEVELAND — An Ohio sheriff looking into the death of a 12-year-old boy shot by two Cleveland police officers while he played with a replica gun said on Tuesday the investigation was mostly complete, but provided few details.

Tornadoes kill at least 4 people

VAN, Texas/LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Emergency crews were cleaning up on Monday from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured 50 others in Texas and Arkansas that were part of a twister series to hit central states overnight, flattening buildings and snapping power lines.

Arctic drilling plan approved

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Royal Dutch Shell’s return to oil drilling in the U.S. Arctic for the first time since 2012 took a big step forward on Monday when the Obama administration approved the company’s exploration plan.

New York governor vows to protect nail salon workers

NEW YORK — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced emergency measures to protect nail salon workers on Monday, after a New York Times investigative report uncovered slave-like working conditions and pay for workers, most of whom are immigrants.

George Zimmerman wounded after being shot at in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said.

Lawmakers denounce proposed anti-gay ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif -- Eight California lawmakers on Monday denounced a proposed ballot initiative that advocates the murder of gays and lesbians and has stirred outrage in the state.

Suspects in police killings due in court

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A vigil to honor two police officers gunned down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, drew officers from across the state on Monday, while the man and woman accused in the deaths over the weekend were due in court on murder charges.

Blue whales at risk from cargo ships

LOS ANGELES — Blue whales are vulnerable to cargo ship strikes because they are so used to being the largest animal in the ocean that they often fail to avoid the vessels, a Stanford University biologist has found.

Bird flu found in Indiana

A strain of avian flu that until now had been found only in the Western United States has cropped up in Indiana, bringing the total number of states affected by the virulent outbreak to 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.

Nun, activists did not sabotage nuclear site

An 85-year-old nun and two Army veterans sent to prison after breaking into a U.S. defense site for storing enriched uranium for nuclear bombs did not commit sabotage and should be re-sentenced, an appeals court has ruled.

Osteoporosis linked to higher risk of deafness

People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss, compared to people without the bone disease, according to researchers in Taiwan.