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Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013

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Stolen cobalt-60 found abandoned in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013

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NY train wreck could be case of highway hypnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013

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Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed "Herb's Hot Rod." When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words "Pearl Harbor Survivor," he coaxes her over.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013

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Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gunshots could be heard at times in the background.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!

WASHINGTON (AP) — If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Broadband in schools gets boost from tech gurus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus — Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Stocks edge lower as investors weigh economic news

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped Wednesday as investors weighed conflicting economic reports and assessed the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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