University of Maryland College Park

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows University of Maryland Police Department Police Chief David Mitchell, second from left, and UMPD Police Officers, from left,Mike Weller, Robert Jenshoej, and Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas, walking on a sidewalk at the extended jurisdiction area of the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

College police forces increasingly expand reach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officers who patrol America’s colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies. Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the […]

12/19/2013

This undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the Deep Impact spacecraft.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA declares an end to Deep Impact comet mission

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA on Friday gave up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly fell silent after nearly nine years of exploring comets. The space agency declared an end to Deep Impact, […]

09/20/2013

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Ricin: A bioterror agent with few real victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.

04/17/2013

Jane Henson with some of Jim Henson's early puppets, including the original Kermit. (AP Photo)

Jane Henson of Muppet family fame dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jim Henson Co. says Henson’s partner in marriage and Muppets has died. The company says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut home following a battle with cancer. She was 78.

04/03/2013