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German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

- Associated Press

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.

FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Members of the Islamic State group have captured the ancient town raising fears that the extremists will destroy its archaeological sites that have stood for two millennia. Palmyra, home to one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO world heritage sites, was under full control of militants on Thursday after troops withdrew to nearby bases. (SANA via AP, File)

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

- Associated Press

A Syrian official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State fighters have broken into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra which they have captured days earlier, but have not harmed its contents.

2 Lincoln museums to offer free admission to service members

Associated Press

The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are two of more than 2,000 museums across the nation that will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Lisa Smith sits on her porch, with son Noah, at their home  Belleville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Noah is registered to use marijuana to control epileptic seizures; the effect on his autism was an unexpected benefit. Based on that success, Smith is asking the state of Michigan to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. A public hearing will be held in Lansing on May 27.  (AP Photo/Ed White)

Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list

- Associated Press

Lisa Smith says her son's behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana.

Moravian record books hold little-known history of slaves

- Associated Press

Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there's more to her story than the history books say..)

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

- Associated Press

The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.

Workers inspect damage to a freeway ramp Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ramp leading to Interstate 15 was closed from damage after an earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away

- Associated Press

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.

Exotic cats get dental help from volunteers, students

- Associated Press

Many people harbor anxieties, large and small, about dental appointments. There's the stuffy waiting room, the hiss of laughing gas filtering through surgical tubes and that horrid screeching of drills on teeth. And, in a more unusual setting, there are the chuffing snores of two full-grown tigers.