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Exxon spill highlights gaps in pipeline oversight

Exxon spill highlights gaps in pipeline oversight

Three weeks after a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River, federal officials remain unsure how many pipelines carrying hazardous fuels cross the nat...

Philadelphia Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others

Philadelphia Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others

The Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, where two African-American men were arrested at a Starbucks cafe last week, has gentrified in recent years.

Father convicted of killing 4 children in Kentucky

Father convicted of killing 4 children in Kentucky

A Somali immigrant has been convicted on all counts of killing his four children and raping and trying to kill his wife.

Historic home in Arlington damaged by quake

Historic home in Arlington damaged by quake

A 200-year-old house in Arlington, Va., that housed Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War has suffered minor damage from the August earthquake that shook the nation's capital. ...

Singer Buju Banton found guilty in cocaine case

Singer Buju Banton found guilty in cocaine case

Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009.

Griffin O'Neal hospitalized after traffic crash

Griffin O'Neal hospitalized after traffic crash

Authorities say Griffin O'Neal, the 46-year-old son of actor Ryan O'Neal, was hospitalized after a traffic collision in San Diego County.

US aid to Palestinians in jeopardy over Hamas link

US aid to Palestinians in jeopardy over Hamas link

American aid to the Palestinians is in jeopardy over their ties to the terrorist group Hamas, unwillingness to restart negotiations with Israel and push for statehood at the United Nations over U.S. resistance, congressional Republicans and Democrats warned on Tuesday.

Police to search home where mom, kids were stabbed

Police to search home where mom, kids were stabbed

Investigators were trying to determine what happened in the hours before an Oregon mother and her four children were pulled from a burning home and rescuers discovered they each had been stabbed.

New York City Records Nearly 50K Marijuana Busts a Year

New York City Records Nearly 50K Marijuana Busts a Year

As the nation's biggest city deals with threats of terrorism and a variety of violent crimes, carrying a little bit of marijuana is still a big deal.

Drive Against Gerrymandering Finds New Life in Ballot Initiatives

Drive Against Gerrymandering Finds New Life in Ballot Initiatives

A rally in Lansing, Mich., on July 18 supporting a ballot measure that would change how the state’s legislative district maps are drawn.

Convict got mixed up in satanic cult, teacher says

Convict got mixed up in satanic cult, teacher says

A man facing a possible death sentence for killing a woman and her two daughters was involved in a satanic cult as a teen and claimed to hear voices telling him to kill himself, so his family tu...

Court says victim doesn't have to pay lawyer fees

Court says victim doesn't have to pay lawyer fees

The Supreme Court says the family of a police chief convicted of extortion doesn't get attorney fees from his victim, another police chief.

Cargo Handler Sentenced to Life for Plot to Blow Up Fuel Tanks at NYC Airport

Cargo Handler Sentenced to Life for Plot to Blow Up Fuel Tanks at NYC Airport

A former cargo handler has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a foiled terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Official: Ex-Gulf cartel boss' nephew held in US

Official: Ex-Gulf cartel boss' nephew held in US

A man arrested on federal drug and immigration charges in South Texas is believed to be the nephew of the former boss of Mexico's Gulf cartel and was a rising player in the drug trafficking network, a U.S. law enforcement official said Wednesday.

A Conservative Court Push Decades in the Making, With Effects for Decades to Come

A Conservative Court Push Decades in the Making, With Effects for Decades to Come

“It’ll be the first time we can really say we have a conservative court, really the first time since the 1930s,” the head of a conservative activist group said.

Feds: Response to snowstorm slower than to Irene

Feds: Response to snowstorm slower than to Irene

Utility crews have been slower to fix Northeast power outages caused by last weekend's record-setting snowstorm than they were after Hurricane Irene and its remnants because they had less time to prepare, a U.S. Department of Energy official said Tuesday.


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