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Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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UN chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join the international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and the swift-spreading and deadly Ebola epidemic.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Sales of US new homes soar in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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US stocks move higher after three days of declines

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group's headquarters in Syria. Makers of consumer staples and health-care companies were among the biggest advancers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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3 surrender in Philadelphia gay beating case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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