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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 presses the Obama administration to approve 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 11:17 PM

Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.... 1/30/2015 2:00 AM

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

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.... 1/30/2015 12:22 AM

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

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.... 1/30/2015 12:20 AM

Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.... 1/30/2015 1:57 AM

Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
HONOLULU (AP) -- Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.... 1/30/2015 2:11 AM

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him Oscar nominations and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.... 1/30/2015 1:48 AM



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