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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:02:44 GMT
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. 
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. 
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:57:52 GMT
    With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. 
    With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. 
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:15:13 GMT
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. 
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. 
  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:50:57 GMT
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway. 
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway. 
  • Woman finds body while hunting for Easter eggs

    Woman finds body while hunting for Easter eggs

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:47:28 GMT
    A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body. 
    A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body. 
  • Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

    Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:47:16 GMT
    A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. 
    A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. 
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:14:27 GMT
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most  
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen. 
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:12:25 GMT
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more. 
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more. 
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:10:20 GMT
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest  
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. 
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:07:42 GMT
    NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. 
    NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. 
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:22:36 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. 
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. 
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:22:14 GMT
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. 
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. 
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions, for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions, for now

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:53:57 GMT
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border. 
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. 
  • Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:01:47 GMT
    Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime. 
    Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. 
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:26 GMT
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. 
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. 
  • Volunteers work to save famed Negro League stadium

    Volunteers work to save famed Negro League stadium

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:05 GMT
    Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played. 
    Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played. 
  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:29:37 GMT
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. 
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. 
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

    Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:34:31 GMT
    At least five firefighters are among 14 people who were injured when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. 
    At least five firefighters are among 14 people who were injured when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. 
  • Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

    Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:54:33 GMT
    The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder. 
    The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder. 
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:11 GMT
    Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent 
     
    Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
     
  • New York police end Muslim surveillance program

    New York police end Muslim surveillance program

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:58:41 GMT
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. 
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. 
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:58:26 GMT
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and  
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. 
  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:58:13 GMT
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring 
     
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.
     
  • Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area

    Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:41:06 GMT
    Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.
     
    Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.
     
  • People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:13:52 GMT
    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. 
    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. 
  • First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

    First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:07:13 GMT
    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. 
    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise. 
  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

    Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:57:00 GMT
    A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. 
    A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. 
  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:56:49 GMT
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. 
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.
     
  • Drivers in California crash had clean records

    Drivers in California crash had clean records

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:56:25 GMT
    Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
     
    Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
     
  • Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

    Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:56:14 GMT
    A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. 
    A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. 
  • Family, friends remember Kansas shooting victims

    Family, friends remember Kansas shooting victims

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:28:10 GMT
    William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.
     
    William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.
     
  • 3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

    3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:47:22 GMT
    A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, authorities said.
     
    A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, authorities said.
     
  • Feds: Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release

    Feds: Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:35:10 GMT
    Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

     
    Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

     
  • 'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    Sunday, April 13 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-13 20:22:49 GMT
    An Ohio man ordered to spend five hours at a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully says his sentence was unfair and the judge who gave it to him ruined his life. 
    An Ohio man ordered to spend five hours at a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully says his sentence was unfair and the judge who gave it to him ruined his life. 
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:12:10 GMT
    Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. 
    Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston's North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to live. 
  • Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons

    Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:22:39 GMT
    A tsunami warning has been issued for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands. 
    A tsunami warning has been issued for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands. 
  • Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

    Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:36:26 GMT
    A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head. 
    A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head. 
  • Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

    Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:42:19 GMT
    It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. 
    It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. 
  • Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

    Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:20:30 GMT
    A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head. 
    A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head. 
  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:45:42 GMT
    Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. 
    Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. 
  • Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

    Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:44:06 GMT
    For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama's health care law. 
    For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama's health care law.  
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:40:26 GMT
    When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would  
    When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. 
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  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:21 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. 
    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. 
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term. 
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil... 
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. 
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to... 
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  • Gang unit investigating stabbing Chicano Park

    Gang unit investigating stabbing Chicano Park

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:36:23 GMT
    A 29-year-old man was undergoing treatment at a San Diego trauma center after he was stabbed in the torso at a park, a police sergeant said Sunday. 
    A 29-year-old man was undergoing treatment at a San Diego trauma center after he was stabbed in the torso at a park, a police sergeant said Sunday. 
  • Thousands pass through downtown checkpoint

    Thousands pass through downtown checkpoint

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:29:39 GMT
    Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. 
    Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. 
  • Victim in I-8 chain reaction crash identified

    Victim in I-8 chain reaction crash identified

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:26:33 GMT
    The 71-year-old man killed in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 8 in La Mesa late Friday night was publicly identified Sunday. 
    The 71-year-old man killed in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 8 in La Mesa late Friday night was publicly identified Sunday. 
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