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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- As Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, government records show oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S.... 1/29/2015 10:41 PM

Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, traveling farther than the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. But according to the rules of international aviation, they didn't set a new record quite yet.... 1/29/2015 10:45 PM

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.... 1/29/2015 10:57 PM

Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. Any change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process.... 1/29/2015 10:06 PM

Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media
PHOENIX (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.... 1/29/2015 10:20 PM

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 10:53 PM

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.... 1/29/2015 10:52 PM

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.... 1/29/2015 9:05 PM

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings.... 1/29/2015 8:58 PM

Long-awaited trial to open in Etan Patz missing-child case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Thirty-five years later, Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children.... 1/29/2015 11:07 PM



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