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Revamped environmental law raises hope for cleanup in China

BEIJING (AP) — People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughens environmental penalties and makes clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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UN head urges better safeguards for climate disasters

SENDAI, Japan (AP) — The president of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu appealed to a U.N. disaster conference Saturday for help as a powerful cyclone swept across his archipelago, driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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Ukraine's grinding war stains innocence of childhood

KHARTSYZK, Ukraine (AP) — Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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AP NewsBreak: Foreman says jury didn't think ex killed self

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The jury foreman in the trial of a Utah doctor convicted of killing his ex-wife says the panel quickly decided the woman didn't kill herself, as the defense maintained.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Lawsuit that showed GM hid ignition switch problem settled

DETROIT (AP) — A Georgia lawsuit that helped expose General Motors' failure to disclose a deadly defect in small-car ignition switches has been settled out of court for a second time.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Helicopter salvage expected to begin by afternoon

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The salvage of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into the waters off Florida in dense fog, killing 11 Marines and soldiers on board, could begin Friday afternoon, the military said.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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