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Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson) Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The...
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Navajo Nation wildfire threatens homes, livestock

This image provided by Inci Web shows a plume of smoke in the Chuska Mountains near Naschitti, N.M. on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Residents of a Navajo community near the New Mexico-Arizona border prepared for evacuations Monday as strong winds fanned the flames of a wildfire burning...

Federal Appeals Court To Weigh Gay Marriage Cases

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Though each case is unique, they all deal with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S....

Some Republicans Backing Gay Marriage In Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Former high-ranking Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are urging a federal appeals court to allow gay marriage in the state. They filed a brief Monday at the Cincinnati-based court, urging it to affirm a March decision that threw out Michigan’s ban on...

Some Republicans Backing Gay Marriage In Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Former high-ranking Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are urging a federal appeals court to allow gay marriage in the state. They filed a brief Monday at the Cincinnati-based court, urging it to affirm a March decision that threw out Michigan’s ban on...

Reported Leak Shuts Down I-75 In Western Ohio

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A chemical leak has shut down lanes of Interstate 75 in western Ohio in both directions. Media outlets say initial reports indicated lanes of I-75 in both directions at an exit near Sidney were closed Tuesday after a leaking tanker was reported around 10 a.m....

Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage For Cancer Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the lawmakers called for a timely decision on...

Commission: Allow Natural Levels On Lake Ontario

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A joint U.S. and Canadian commission is recommending more natural variations of water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to restore the health of shoreline wetlands. The International Joint Commission is releasing its recommended management plan...
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$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend the drug and...
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New Mexico fire rages; dozens of homes threatened

This image provided by Inci Web shows a plume of smoke in the Chuska Mountains near Naschitti, N.M. on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Residents of a Navajo community near the New Mexico-Arizona border prepared for evacuations Monday as strong winds fanned the flames of a wildfire burning...