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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.... 1/29/2015 8:33 AM

Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy
DENVER (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.... 1/29/2015 10:34 AM

Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.... 1/29/2015 12:26 PM

NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.... 1/29/2015 11:00 AM

Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez's old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.... 1/29/2015 7:21 AM

Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.... 1/29/2015 5:03 AM

Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
HONOLULU (AP) -- Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.... 1/29/2015 12:28 PM

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.... 1/29/2015 12:04 AM

Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.... 1/29/2015 12:37 PM

Balloon crew draws closer to North America
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records.... 1/29/2015 8:43 AM

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