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AP IMPACT: Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 22 migrants drown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 22 people — including families trapped in a flooded cabin — drowned when a yacht and a dinghy crammed with migrants trying to slip into Greece capsized Monday in the eastern Aegean Sea, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A public safety official in Rhode Island says investigators looking into what happened to send eight circus acrobats plummeting to the ground during a performance have found that a clamp snapped.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Target CEO Steinhafel out in wake of data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's massive data breach has now cost the company's CEO his job.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Fighting in east Ukraine kills 4 troops, wounds 30

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Interior Ministry says 4 officers have been killed and 30 wounded in gunbattles with pro-Russia militants occupying the eastern city of Slovyansk.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A preliminary investigation into the fatal airplane crash near Highmore April 27 outlines some of the damage caused by the plane's collision with the blade of a wind turbine.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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