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Michigan man among 1st in US to get ‘bionic eye’

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER (ANN ARBOR, Mich., AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost…

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon 

By JIMMY GOLEN (BOSTON, AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some…

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

By OSKAR GARCIA (HONOLULU, AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel…

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 

By MIKE STOBBE (NEW YORK, AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella. Last…

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 

By ALICIA CHANG (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to…

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

By STEVEN DUBOIS (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. Portland officials said Wednesday…

Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (OAKDALE, Pa., AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to…

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

By JOAN LOWY (DAYTON, Ohio, AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund…

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the…

US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and BILL DRAPER (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two…

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