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  • Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older ta ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minis ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Ukrainian fighter jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukra ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:55 am
  • Plane crash bodies removed from Ukraine war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Big issues loom for Congress as August recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Black colleges face hard choices on Koch gift

    America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Hamas rocket strike prompts ban on flights to Israel

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon offi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malays ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    WASHINGTON – Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:01 am
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