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  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Transportation...

  • Michelle Obama: Average American doesn't 'know much about the military'

    First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Kentucky Wednesday where she said that most Americans don't know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and Obama’s teammate in helping veterans, she...

  • Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage. The law signed Tuesday by President Evo Morales requires that before...

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday. The Transportation...

  • NYC mayor proposes tax relief for Sandy victims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Democrat said that people who put money into their...

  • Sen. Bob Corker wants tougher sanctions on Russia

    The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday called for the U.S. to beef up sanctions on Russia unless it eases tensions in eastern Ukraine. "The greatest immediate threat to the people of Ukraine realizing a better future is the external threat of Russia," Sen....

  • High court stops short of ending racial quotas and preferences

    Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters in 2006 voted to prohibit racial quotas and preferences in admission to...

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated as a precaution. Opal has about 95...

  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people. A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town in Congo's Katanga province. Government...

  • Study: Most Americans support Obamacare's birth control coverage

    Most Americans say they support an Obamacare rule that calls for employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans, a new study says. The national survey, conducted by researchers in the University of Michigan Health System, showed that 69 percent of adults support universal...

  • Dishonesty won't help moderates win over Republican voters

    Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party...

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, RIP: The triple murderer who fooled Hollywood

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died. Sympathetic obituaries say things like "wrongfully convicted" or "exonerated." But the black middleweight-title-contending boxer was neither. Carter, in 1966, murdered three people. But Hollywood later made a movie, "The Hurricane," in which Denzel Washington...

  • Democracy, the Supreme Court and affirmative action

    The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Court finally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of the debate.

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report expands on the...

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and...



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