Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Looking to strike a balance between ice-free roads and clean waterways, public works departments around the country are working to cut their salt use in winter by slathering the roadways with beet juice, molasses, and even beer waste to make them safer.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL CASEY , Associated Press

Gold! Treasure lost at sea in 1857 shipwreck goes on display


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for more than 150 years.

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  • Written by By AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press

Boy's shooting spurs questions about armed deputies in court


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer's fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a scuffle outside a juvenile courtroom has some people questioning whether such sheriff's deputies should carry guns while monitoring that court.