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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's security.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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PayPal goes mobile, to split from eBay in 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014

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Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014

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