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Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages th...
July 27, 2015 11:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattanooga survivors remember heroics of servicemen; Witness says Wells tried to warn others
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — When they first heard gunfire erupt, some Marines at the reserve center in Chattanooga thought it was a drill. But it quickly became clear that there was a shooter on the groun...
July 25, 2015 01:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago marks 100 years since Eastland Disaster; 844 died
It was intended as a festive day out for Western Electric Co. workers and their families — an excursion across Lake Michigan from Chicago to a park in Michigan City, Indiana. It ended up as the dea...
July 24, 2015 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE: The latest headlines are: Police say man, 30, likely killed playing Russian roulette - Former pupils get diplomas after Georgia drops graduation exam
July 24, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton says nation's companies need to think long-term
Hillary Rodham Clinton says businesses need to "break free from the tyranny of today's earnings report" so they can take a more long-term view of the economy.
July 24, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides
When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides.
July 24, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Source: Justice alerted to concerns over Clinton emails
UPDATE: Federal investigators have alerted the Justice Department to a "potential compromise of classified information" arising from the private email server used by former Secretary of State Hilla...
July 24, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kerry: Agreement on Iran issue only alternative to force
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama's ability to act throughout the world.
July 24, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leader of Russian neo-Nazi group sentenced to life
Moscow's highest court sentenced a leader of a militant neo-Nazi group to life in prison Friday after he was convicted of ordering five brutal killings, including that of a prominent human rights l...
July 24, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her j...
July 27, 2015 11:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father's family
Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local ...
July 24, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry
UPDATE: One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flaggi...
July 24, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Families of Germanwings victims honor unidentified remains
The families of those killed in the Germanwings plane crash released white balloons into the air Friday, holding a ceremony in the Alpine village exactly four months after the plane's co-pilot cras...
July 24, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theater victims were popular student and outgoing artist
One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities.
July 24, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Departures resuming at LaGuardia terminal after outage
Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations.
July 24, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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At least 7 dead in explosion at Italy fireworks factory
Italian news reports say at least seven people have died in an explosion at a fireworks factory near Bari, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
July 24, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit
A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighboring Somalia.
July 24, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92
Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
July 23, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forecasters warn of storms, dangerous heat in Georgia
Forecasters say thunderstorms moving through metro Atlanta and north Georgia could bring high winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.
July 23, 2015 02:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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