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Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

Bob Gordon works on a memorial for the victims of Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Central Christian Church in Killeen, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and...

US reaches $5.15 billion environmental settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. for the cleanup of thousands of long-contaminated sites nationwide, the largest ever for environmental contamination. The company said Thursday that the...
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Mystery emerges in effort to ID mudslide remains

Dennis Peterson, Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office deputy director, talks about the tented area behind him used for decontaminating bodies just outside an intake area at the office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The ME’s office is processing the...
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Dad guilty of murder in tot’s creek-tossing death

Arthur E. Morgan III, appears for his trial in Monmouth County Superior Court, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Freehold, N.J. He is charged with the 2011 murder of his 2-year-old daughter Tierra Morgan-Glover. Morgan tossed his her into a creek in her car seat. (AP Photo/The Asbury...

US: Will stand by allies in disputes with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says China should not doubt U.S. resolve in meeting its defense commitments to its allies. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel’s comments Thursday follow Chinese efforts to interdict Philippine vessels resupplying a small...
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Army: Fort Hood gunman showed no previous violence

Army Secretary John M. McHugh, left, and Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno update members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deadly shooting rampage by a soldier yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas, Thursday, April 3, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Iraq...
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Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response

FILE – In this April 19, 2013 file photo, police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass. A Harvard University report released Thursday, April 3, 2014, on the response to the bombings was...
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

Medical investigator Deb Hollis, left, pets therapy dog Paddy on a break as handler Christi Dudzik, center, looks on with Jennie Thommen at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of...

Air, space artifacts to get new display in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history are getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece. For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian’s National Air and...
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Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

Lucy Hamlin leans on her husband’s foot, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, as they wait to be allowed back onto Fort Hood, Texas, where they reside on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A shooting occurred on the base with at least four dead and 14 injured according to the officials. (AP...