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  • U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

    BOARDMAN, Ore. – The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Suspect dead; 2 marshals, policeman hurt

    NEW YORK – A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON – In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missil ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a " ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysia ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    NEW YORK – Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

    CHICAGO – A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Fighting intensifies in Ukraine near MH17 disaster site

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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