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WASHINGTON (AP) " The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture. Supporters said the bill would clear up a hodgepodge of state rules and update and improve a toxic-chemicals law that has remained unchanged for 40 years. "Today marks a milestone " for this Congress and for the American people as we make great strides to update...

Updated at 7:10 PM

SEATTLE (AP) " Washington state and California sued Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse. In the latest legal actions over the...

Updated at 7:08 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) " The Latest on the St. Louis shooting death of an 8-month-old boy and the search for his father, the suspected gunman (all times local): 5:05 p.m. St. Louis' police chief says the fatal shooting of an 8-month-old boy...

Updated at 7:07 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " A law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving a series Republican-backed voting changes in the presidential battleground state. The...

Updated at 7:00 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological. The U.S. Department of...

Updated at 6:57 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " An Ohio man fatally shot a former coal company executive at a cemetery where the businessman's wife is buried and has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant, a sheriff said Tuesday. A second man has also...

Updated at 6:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer. The social media service said Tuesday that in coming months, photos, videos and other media won't count toward Twitter's 140-character...

Updated at 6:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday. Dubbed the "National Cancer Moonshot...

Updated at 6:52 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Hewlett Packard Enterprise is slimming down its business further by selling off its technology-services division to competitor Computer Sciences Corp. The deal is worth about $8.5 billion to shareholders in HP...

Updated at 6:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Treasury Department says it arrested five people in Miami accused of defrauding victims of nearly $2 million by posing as IRS agents and demanding payment of overdue taxes. J. Russell George heads the Treasury...

Updated at 6:47 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) " Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a...

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