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Vatican: 848 priests defrocked for abuse since '04

GENEVA (AP) — The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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China's Alibaba seeks blockbuster IPO in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba Group, the king of e-commerce in China, is dangling a deal that could turn into one of the biggest IPOs in history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Water flows uphill? Maybe, in California drought

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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GOP to examine claim that EPA blocking probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearslong turf battle between the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general and an EPA unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff is getting an airing before Congress by a top investigator who accuses the EPA administrator's office of illegally operating a "rogue enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Tornado-stricken town rebuilds with clean energy

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — After a mammoth tornado wiped out most of this rural Kansas community in 2007, supporters of clean energy in the state seized on an unusual opportunity to rebuild a town from the ground up with the latest green technology.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Education gets top billing on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began debate Tuesday on a bill that supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to use as a vehicle to authorize immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Parachutists: We spent 4 hours atop trade center

NEW YORK (AP) — Three skydivers spent about four hours atop the World Trade Center's signature skyscraper before parachuting off it, they said Tuesday in detailing a stunt that raised questions about security and left them facing felony charges.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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