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Court upholds EPA emission standards
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court today upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Things to Know about Tax Day
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia’s premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Teachers on Monday attended a counseling session at a church and then returned to a high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week, but they scuttled plans to march the half block between the two to avoid the media.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City, authorities said today, a day after the attack.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Russian jet passes near US warship
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said today.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld
An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning’s conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.
Monday, April 14, 2014

False leads in search for missing jet
If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet.
Monday, April 14, 2014

California drought spawns well drilling boom
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.
Monday, April 14, 2014

States now in college player union debate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bill would alert travelers about passport checks
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to routinely check passengers for stolen passports.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The committee said it will ask the Justice Department to investigate how the material was published.
Saturday, April 12, 2014











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