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  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. – The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Peregrine falcons delay USS Saratoga departure

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Navy is ready to say goodbye to the USS Saratoga, but a family of peregrine falcons is not.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Slain rookie officer recalled as eager learner

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A rookie police officer slain in an ambush over the weekend had dreamed of being a cop as a kid and was an eager learner who had r ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Small S.C. town rallies for fired gay police chief

    LATTA, S.C. – When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two decade ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

    STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously th ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainl ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    LONDON — To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Ukraine searchers comb sunflowers for plane debris

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eas ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profoun ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already bur ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY — Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, officials said Fr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengers

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, wer ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies.The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical an ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Germany's Merkel seeks 'sensible' US spy talks

    BERLIN — Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    SAN FRANCISCO – Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drug ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:24 am
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