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Great Lakes Get More Funding In Senate Water Bill

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — At least 10 percent of all federal funding for harbor improvement projects will go to the Great Lakes region under newly approved congressional legislation. The requirement is part of the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which...

AP Source: Las Vegas Out For 2016 GOP Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luck has run out for Las Vegas’ push to bring the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention to Sin City. A senior official involved in the convention bid says Las Vegas has formally withdrawn its bid. The official insists on...

AP Source: Las Vegas Out For 2016 GOP Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luck has run out for Las Vegas’ push to bring the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention to Sin City. A senior official involved in the convention bid says Las Vegas has formally withdrawn its bid. The official insists on...
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4 victims of California bus crash identified

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a fatal accident in Blythe, Calif. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto a highway, triggering a bus crash Wednesday that killed four people and seriously injured several others on the main...
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Exit poll shows shock loss for Dutch euroskeptic

Nigel Farage, leader of Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) poses as he arrives to vote for the European Parliament at a polling station in Cudham, England, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Farage’s party could be on track to win the biggest share of British...

Kiwi DNA link spurs rethink of flightless birds

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Research linking New Zealand’s diminutive kiwi with a giant extinct bird from Africa is prompting scientists to rethink how flightless birds evolved. A report published Friday in the journal Science says DNA testing indicates the...
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Court delay for ‘Shield’ actor charged with murder

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, actor Michael Jace attends WordTheatre presents Storytales at Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Jace with murder on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in shooting death of his wife on Monday, May 19. If convicted...

EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray...
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Legal fight over gay marriage spreads to 30 states

FILE – In this March 10, 2014 file photo Jennie, 72, left, and Nancy Rosenbrahn, 68, stand outside the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City, S.D. The Rapid City, SD, couple plans to be among the first South Dakotans to challenge the state’s ban on same-sex...
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Nigerians protest government failure to free girls

People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Scores of protesters chanting “Bring Back Our Girls” marched in the Nigerian capital Thursday...