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Faith Lennox, 7, sports her new 3-D hand Tuesday outside Build it Workspace in Los Alamitos, Calif.Associated Press

3-D print technology cheaply provides prosthetic hand to Calif. girl

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on her bike and pedal away at speeds previously only imagined. With family members occasionally shout …


  1. Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections bill


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

    Tippi McCulloch, center, surrounded by opponents of a religious objection measure passed by the Arkansas House the day before, speaks outside the governor's office, Wednesday at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. [AP photo]
  2. Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit


    IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi security forces backed by sectarian militias took control of the last Islamic State strongholds in Tikrit on Wednesday.

    Iraqi security forces deploy in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. [AP photo]
  3. After a story is published, minimum-wage worker loses her job


    Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation's economy, looking forward to a 25-cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Washington Post a month ago, she said the minimum-wage hike would bring her …

  4. Gary Dahl, inventor of the Pet Rock, dies at 78


    It was a craze to rival the Hula-Hoop, and even less explicable. For a mere $3.95, a consumer could buy . . . a rock — a plain, ordinary, egg-shaped rock of the kind one could dig up in almost any back yard.

    Gary Dahl, originator of the Pet Rock, holds Pet Rock items in 1976. About 1.5 million of the rocks sold in a few months after their introduction in 1975.
  5. U.N. warns of 'total collapse' in Yemen


    GENEVA — The United Nations' human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, warned Tuesday that Yemen was on the brink of collapse, as his office said heavy fighting in the southern port city of Aden had left scores dead and its hospitals overflowing with bodies.