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Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

EPA's plan would expand the scope of Clean Water Act regulation.

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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in Atlanta. Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, July 11, 2014, shut down two researc…

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CDC closes 2 labs, citing scares including anthrax

CDC closes 2 labs, citing scares including anthrax

NEW YORK — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to others.

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Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. — Long accustomed to dealing with bad-news “garbage” bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash  around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they’re increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker they’ve started calling “drought” bears.

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw shows the durability of a prototype solar-panel parking area.

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Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Spurred by the animal-welfare supporters and GMO opponents, agricultural interests are campaigning to make farming a right at the state level. The next vote would affect Missouri farmers like corn and soybean grower Neal Bredehoeft, pictured.

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Kerry glosses over US-China differences

Kerry glosses over US-China differences

Message: Pay little heed to hacking allegations, bullying of U.S. allies.

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Estimated 1M gallons of saltwater leaks in ND bay

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Around 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled into a North Dakota bay, causing some environmental damage but sparing a nearby lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.

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Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

Bacteria living on Azolla helps the fern capture and process nitrogen — a trick that could reduce the need for fertilizer on crop plants. Crowdfunding could help researchers learn more.

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Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

NEW YORK — In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she’s getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas.

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Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

This Sept. 12, 2013 photo released by the Grand Canyon National Park Service, shows a National Historical Landmark plate overlooking the east end of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. Two commercial airplanes, United Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2 crashed on June 30, 1956 over the Grand Canyon, killing al…

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Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

FILE - In this July 3, 1956, file photo, a burned area shows where a United Airlines UAL DC-7 crashed on Saturday, June 30, 1956, after a mid-air collision with a TWA Flight 2 Constellation, killing a total of 128 people. Wreckage lies at top of butte with vertical cliffs on each side. On Tu…

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Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

Relatives and friends of the collision’s victims attend a mass funeral service in Flagstaff. In response to the disaster, Congress was pressured for major changes to improve air traffic control and to create what became the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Remembering Canyon crash that made US skies safer

Remembering Canyon crash that made US skies safer

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Visitors peered through binoculars and spotting scopes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, straining to see the spot where two commercial airliners crashed after colliding in midair nearly 60 years ago.

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Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors’ post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand.

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Motoring Q&A: How to handle emergency with push-button ignition

Q: In your column you gave advice on what to do if someone experienced a stuck throttle. With a traditional key, I understand the steps you mentioned. But our next vehicle may be equipped with a push-button ignition. How would we handle an emergency situation like a stuck accelerator or unin…

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

FILE - This April 30, 2013 file photo shows people fishing near the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, N.J. The Jersey shore is full of spots to drop a baited line or a wire trap over the side of a bulkhead, and come up with a bucket full of tasty blue claw crabs. They’re biting now a…

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Miss Alabama, Chandler Champion, shows off her shoe during the Miss America show-us-your-shoes parade at the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The pageant is now back in New Jersey.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

The boardwalk at Seaside Heights is among the most popular in New Jersey. There’s no better place to engage in people-watching than on the boardwalks of the Jersey shore.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Beachgoers enjoy a sunny day in Atlantic City, N.J. The city is one of five Jersey shore beach towns that don’t require visitors to buy beach badges.

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