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  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    ISLAMORADA, Fla. – It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

    MOLINE – Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker believes that the same weak sales at home and abroad will cut in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agricultur ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    WARREN, Mich. – The body of a 100-year-old suburban Detroit woman was found in her flooded condominium basement Tuesday, a day after heavy rain swampe ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams’ took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility nears

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they a ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Racial tensions nothing new in St. Louis suburb

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until school busi ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    CAIRO – Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

    MOSCOW – With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis

    MALIKIYA, Syria – In a dusty camp here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • U.N.: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

    MADRID – The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

    NEW YORK – Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. A fash ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Sheriff: Comedian Robin Williams hanged himself

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Groups to EPA: Stop muzzling science advisers

    WASHINGTON — Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent sc ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they a ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:29 pm
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