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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.... 1/25/2015 11:04 PM

'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast
NEW YORK (AP) -- A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.... 1/25/2015 10:44 PM

'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases
BOSTON (AP) -- One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.... 1/25/2015 4:04 PM

Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.... 1/25/2015 10:00 AM

Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.... 1/25/2015 5:12 PM

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.... 1/25/2015 12:36 PM

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.... 1/25/2015 4:05 PM

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots.... 1/25/2015 10:48 PM

Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.... 1/26/2015 12:32 AM

TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.... 1/25/2015 8:26 AM



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