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Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.
April 14, 2014
A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.
April 14, 2014
Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.
April 14, 2014
The effort to replace thousands of miles of aging, corroded pipes — which could take decades and cost billions — is receiving fresh attention after an explosion last month in New York killed eight.
April 14, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, our non-Jewish colleagues get an introduction to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
April 14, 2014
A Wild West-style dispute between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management has subsided — at least for the moment. Saying Cliven Bundy owed substantial back fees for allowing cattle to graze on federal land, the BLM had begun rounding up his cattle. But following protests from Bundy and hundreds of others, some armed, the BLM backed down, for now.
April 14, 2014
The man suspected of killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home is a white supremacist formerly of the Ku Klux Klan. As Frank Morris of KCUR reports, 73-year-old Frazier Glen Cross once ran a paramilitary camp in North Carolina. Cross may have been planning the shooting for months.
April 14, 2014
Pro-Moscow militants have taken over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, ignoring a government deadline for them to lay down their weapons. The Ukrainian army may enter to retake the region.
April 14, 2014
Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.
April 14, 2014
Months after lifting a veil of secrecy from the National Security Agency's surveillance operations, The Washington Post and The Guardian won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday.
April 14, 2014
Maybe she's not just hungry. One scientist thinks the chubby bundles have a devious plan: Making a mom exhausted delays the arrival of another brother or sister.
April 14, 2014
Luminescent paint absorbs energy during the daylight hours and then glows green in the dark. If widely adopted, the inventor envisions an energy-saving smart highway.
April 14, 2014
The Pentagon calls the flybys "provocative and unprofessional." The Russian jet's low-level passes come amid ever increasing tensions over Ukraine.
April 14, 2014
A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.
April 14, 2014
Obamacare set national rules for appealing a denied health claim — a process that used to vary by employer and state. Consumers should appeal more often, advocates say. Half the time, they'll win.
April 14, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken about the idea with President Obama, and Japan is reportedly willing to include billions in loans to help underwrite the expensive project.
April 14, 2014
A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.
April 14, 2014
Investigators say they've run out of leads in the September rape at a high school in western France and are hoping that a mass sampling of male students will produce a suspect.
April 14, 2014
While the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its shortfall projections for the next few years, it warns that deficits will start rising substantially again unless policymakers act.
April 14, 2014
For many older men, life gets better and better — until it gets worse.
April 14, 2014

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