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Super PAC preparing for Clinton candidacy beefs up fund-raising wing

The group's name says it all: The "Ready For Hillary PAC" is increasingly its readiness for a possible future presidential bid from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

borg bugs and glow-in-the-dark cats: How we're engineering animals

A cyborg beetle or a pet fish engineered to glow under ultraviolet light might sound like something you'd see in a movie about the future. But if that's the case, then the future is here.

Gay marriage's corporate boosters

The Supreme Court is toiling over a decision on two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. But many companies have already decided to support them.

U.S. Defense officials: North Korean threats are 'bellicose rhetoric'

North Korea's threatening rhetoric has reached a fever pitch, but the Pentagon and the South Korean government have said it's nothing new.

9/11 relatives seek to stop sifting of debris

Relatives of firefighters and others killed in the 9/11 attacks are urging New York state officials to step in and postpone the medical examiner's plans to sift through untouched debris for human remains.

Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP

Nearly a month after forced spending cuts prompted some Republicans to call on President Barack Obama to cease his weekend golf outings, the commander-in-chief returned to the links for a springtime round Saturday.

CDC: Second 'Tips' anti-smoking campaign

After what it calls a successful first campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a second anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers.

Navy releases name of SEAL killed in parachute training accident

The Navy SEAL killed in a parachute training accident this week in Arizona was identified as Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle, 31, of Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, the Navy said Saturday.

Testing begins for dental patients possibly exposed to hepatitis, HIV

Patients who were treated by suburban Tulsa dentist W. Scott Harrington will begin getting tested Saturday for HIV and hepatitis after an investigation found unsanitary conditions at his office.

Domestic abuse phone number turns out to be sex chat line

The Lake County Sheriff's Office discovered a number printed on its domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was actually a number for a sex chat line.