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Updated at 5:26 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) " A government lab in Madison that researches dangerous illnesses such as chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus has mishandled some of the animals used in testing and needs increased oversight, an environmental group has alleged. In its complaint filed Thursday with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility urged the department to allow an outside group to accredit its animal research facilities " including the...

Updated at 5:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House is expected to pass by a comfortable margin legislation that would allow retired Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon for Donald Trump. The bill has strong GOP support and likely will be backed by several...

Updated at 5:17 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) " A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced cancellation of schools, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay...

Updated at 5:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Speaker Paul Ryan urged the GOP-controlled House to pass a "critical first step toward delivering relief" from President Barack Obama's signature health care law as the chamber steamed ahead on legislation that is the first step...

Updated at 5:14 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas. High and low rollers alike can climb aboard what officials say is the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped...

Updated at 5:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on Congress (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama will sign legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon if Congress passes it before Obama leaves...

Updated at 5:09 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. Department of Justice's report from its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department (all times local): 12 p.m. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says negotiations between the Justice...

Updated at 5:08 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early Friday that landed near a major military base west of Damascus, in the third such reported attack in nearly six weeks to hit near the capital. The Syrian government was quick to...

Updated at 5:08 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) " Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state's governor. The...

Updated at 5:07 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced...

Updated at 5:06 PM

PARIS (AP) " The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Snow and ice are causing traffic problems in Slovenia, closing part of a highway leading toward the Adriatic coast. The official STA news agency says...

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