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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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US sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Fed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains below its target even as the U.S. economy improved.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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