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  • Union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA

    They’re battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table.

    March 27, 2014

  • Washington Mudslide_Cast.jpg Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

    Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sober smartphone app aids boozers’ recovery: Study

    A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

    March 26, 2014

  • Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

    Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7 1/2 billion miles from the sun.

    March 26, 2014

  • Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

    Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans.

    March 25, 2014

  • Future Operating Room.jpg LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care

    Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Justices tackle health law birth control coverage

    Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

    March 25, 2014

  • Naval Station Shooting.jpg Navy: Base shooting suspect didn’t have own weapon

    A civilian suspect approached a destroyer docked at the world’s largest naval base late Monday, disarmed a petty officer on watch and fatally shot a sailor, according to the Navy.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Voices crying for help stop in Washington mudslide

    Voices of people crying for help in the wreckage of a deadly Washington state mudslide have stopped, and hopes of finding any more survivors waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday.

    March 24, 2014

  • German Heritage.jpg St. Louis author aims to honor German heritage

    In a city where the physical and cultural specter of Anheuser-Busch still looms large, other living landmarks of those Teutonic roots can be difficult to spot.

    March 24, 2014 1 Photo