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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. more »»

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she... more »»

Crews tearing down home where babies' bodies found

October 21, 2014

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A four-man demolition crew on Tuesday started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were foun. more »»

Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

October 21, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free... more »»

Schools closed in ambush suspect search area

October 21, 2014

A northeastern Pennsylvania school district closed its schools Tuesday after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. more »»

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

October 21, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. more »»

Closing arguments set in trial of Tsarnaev friend

October 21, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Closing arguments were scheduled in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. more »»

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

October 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate. more »»

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

October 21, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise... more »»

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. more »»

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. more »»

Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they sa... more »»

Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

October 21, 2014

Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon

October 21, 2014

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula. more »»

Terror suspect wants details of case against him

October 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against... more »»

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

October 21, 2014

Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»

Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. more »»

Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

October 21, 2014

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui. more »»



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