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Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

But agreement delays CAP shortages by just a couple of years.

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Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of …

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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast…

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Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in So…

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Si…

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Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to kee…

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continui…

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EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept in…

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for c…

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GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

WASHINGTON — For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI’s assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclu…

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more t…

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Si…

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Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to kee…

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continui…

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EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept in…

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for c…

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GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

WASHINGTON — For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI’s assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclu…

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more t…

December 19, 2014 6:52 pmLoading…

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combina…

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US nurse exposed to Ebola released from DC hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra …

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Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Fr…

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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to t…

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Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarm

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the …

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US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013

DETROIT — The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tie…

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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, tr…

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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treatin…

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Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.

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Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Four deaths among 28 people infected in 10 states, including Arizona.

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AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, …

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Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expec…

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AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — U.S. regulators have granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of drugs for ovarian cancer, AstraZeneca…

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UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Fri…

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Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

PRAGUE (AP) — Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction.

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CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

GENEVA (AP) — The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member, a year after Israel was voted in as a full member.

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Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hike…

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Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays ar…

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Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small t…

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Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

The child had other underlying health conditions. No other details are released.

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Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Vegetation greened up from Mexican border down to the Sea of Cortez.

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Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government l…

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Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples …

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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands,…

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Life would go on if all bacteria disappeared, but it wouldn't be pleasant

Microbes: They’re everywhere, including inside our bodies. But are they really necessary? Not to life, scientists argue in a new paper — but c…

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NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.

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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern sto…

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Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's titl…

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2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to p…

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Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear was…

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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb…

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Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's ve…

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Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medic…

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European court rules obesity can be a disability

European court rules obesity can be a disability

LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences a…

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SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.

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AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorit…

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Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial p…

December 17, 2014 5:03 pmLoading…

Launch pad where rocket exploded back next year

Launch pad where rocket exploded back next year

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility …

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Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported err…

December 17, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…

Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of dilut…

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5 things to know: Alcohol calorie labels on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you're about to order? You might be able to find out just by read…

December 17, 2014 3:57 pmLoading…
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