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Feds trying to determine if Amtrak engineer was using phone

May 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week's deadly Amtrak... more »»

A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

May 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with... more »»

Hosts of biker events reconsider after deadly Waco shootout

May 20, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Motorcycle clubs have gathered dozens of times at Roy Barnett's bar for meetings just like the one that led to a shootout among rival biker gangs at a Waco restauran. more »»

The Latest on Waco shooting: Weapons count still fluctuating

May 20, 2015

6 p.m. (CDT)

The police count of the number of weapons recovered from the scene of the deadly Waco shootout continues to fluctuate.

Waco police Sgt. W. more »»

Justice Department declines charges in Idaho prison scandal

May 20, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

May 20, 2015

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a... more »»

Latest on California oil spill: Up to 105,000 gallons leaked

May 20, 2015

2:45 p.m. (PDT)

The company that owns a pipeline that spewed oil into California coastal waters says that under the worst-case scenario, up to 105,000 gallons of crude leaked in the spill. more »»

Waco restaurant video shows bikers, others seeking cover

May 20, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to guide others to safety, security video reviewed... more »»

Scientists reveal Washington state's first dinosaur

May 20, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered Washington state's first dinosaur fossil, an announcement that marks a unique find for the state and a rare moment for North America's Pacific... more »»

Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

May 20, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. more »»

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal... more »»

California to decide farmer water cutbacks by Friday; director tells AP to expect broad impact

May 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to decide farmer water cutbacks by Friday; director tells AP to expect broad impact. more »»

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case

May 20, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.. more »»

The Latest on Waco shooting: Security for Sturgis rally

May 20, 2015

2:30 p.m. (CDT)

A motorcycle gang shootout in Texas that left nine people dead has elevated security concerns for the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. more »»

Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass... more »»



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