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Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city's lead-contaminated water supply.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Regulator: Michigan should have forced Flint to treat water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city's water a year ago, the state's top environmental regulator says in congressional testimony.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Virginia Tech student facing more serious charge in slaying

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Tech student who was initially accused of helping dispose of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell's body is now believed by authorities to have played a bigger role in the girl's stabbing death.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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APNewsbreak: Missing reporter tells wife he's back in China

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad said she was able to speak to him by phone Wednesday and he told her he had voluntarily returned to China for investigation, but she believes he was forced back and spoke against his own will.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Libya's political chaos slows response to Islamic State

 

ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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