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Obesity robs mice of taste buds, study finds

Packing on pounds seems to dull people’s sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Trump must face accusations of ‘Apprentice’ contestant

A New York state judge ruled today that a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who has said President Donald Trump made unwanted sexual advances could go forward, raising the possibility of a public airing of other allegations of sexual misconduct against the president. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Artillery simulator causes blast at Austin Goodwill

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm
Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Read More

Minneapolis officer charged with killing Australian woman

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged today with murder and manslaughter. Read More

New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 11:21 am
Although the latest blast did not inflict serious harm, it added to the widening fear of more strikes like those that have already killed two people and badly wounded four others. Read More

Maryland high school shooter is shot dead

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm
A student with a handgun shot two classmates inside his Maryland high school today before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said. Read More

Endless Winter? East Coast to get fourth nor’easter in 3 weeks

Dangerous, wind-driven snow and sleet is expected to wallop New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania before heading off to Nantucket early Thursday, the National Weather Service said today. Read More

Steve Wynn settled with second woman over sex allegations

Attorneys for embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn say in court documents that he brokered a settlement with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct more than a decade ago. Read More

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:53 am
Police and federal agents said that suggests a “higher level of sophistication” than they have seen before, and means the carnage is now random, rather than directed at someone in particular. Read More

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm
Depending on who is found to be at fault, the accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles. Read More