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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was set to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Passenger: Shortness of breath on flight diverted to Buffalo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A passenger on a SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Memories haunt both sides of Gallipoli tragedy, 100 years on

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — Whenever he leaves the house, Kenan Ersoz hides the bayonet his father used to defend the crumbling Ottoman Empire against the British-led invasion of Gallipoli a century ago. The father saw it as a friend that kept him alive. The son keeps it as his most prized possession.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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