Ex-staffer claims years of harassment by US Rep. Conyers


DETROIT (AP) — A woman who alleges she was fired because she rejected Detroit Rep. John Conyers' sexual advances broke a confidentiality agreement Thursday to tell NBC's "Today" show that the longest-serving member of the U.S. House subjected her to years of sexual harassment.


  • Written by By COREY WILLIAMS and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER , Associated Press

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the "Christmas Spectacular" featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks but do you know how many calories each burns? What do they snack on? What's the best place to be in their famous kick line? Two veterans — Bailey Callahan of Melbourne, Florida, and Alissa LaVergne of Houston — reveal all the backstage secrets.

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  • Written by By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.


  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government's ability to track Americans' movements through collection of their cellphone information.


  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — One of them is worth over $10,000 and some experts say it could rise further. Bitcoin, the world's most popular virtual currency, allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.