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Pet dragon lizard from Maine dies despite Florida surgery

- Associated Press

A pet bearded dragon lizard has died after her owner drove the reptile more than 1,700 miles to a Florida Keys veterinarian for a surgical procedure to remove a massive cancerous tumor.

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

- Associated Press

It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.

Court revives lawsuit tied to movie studio investigation

Associated Press

The Michigan appeals court has revived a lawsuit against a retired state investigator and an ex-prosecutor who are accused of conducting a rogue review that led to charges against two developers in the Grand Rapids area.

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

- Associated Press

Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

New measles case confirmed in Northern California

Associated Press

Northern California health officials confirmed a new case of measles in San Mateo County on Friday, bringing to 13 the number of known measles cases in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

- Associated Press

Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.