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Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Storm leaves hundreds of thousands in the dark

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Utility crews were working feverishly to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and surrounding states that were still in the dark and cold on Thursday after an ice storm knocked out electricity to more than a million customers, damage one official likened to that from a hurricane.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story

WASHINGTON (AP) — New estimates that President Barack Obama's health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who've claimed all along that the law will kill jobs. But some aren't telling it straight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Hagel orders urgent push for ethics crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants military leaders to inject more urgency into ensuring "moral character and moral courage" in a force suffering a rash of ethical lapses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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House conservatives rule out immigration this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — G.I. Joe is turning 50.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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Snow heads back to Northeast after Midwest slammed

Winter-weary residents of the Northeast are getting another dose of snow, sleet and freezing rain, with the second storm of the week canceling classes, closing government and business offices, and causing power outages across the region after causing similar havoc in the Midwest on Tuesday. Anywhere from a few inches to a foot or more of snow is expected to fall Wednesday on East Coast states, while some are getting freezing rain and sleet that makes driving treacherous. It's their second go-round since Monday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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