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Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.... 3/29/2015 4:23 PM

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?... 3/29/2015 3:16 PM

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia
SECO, Ky. (AP) -- Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - will help to draw visitors here.... 3/29/2015 4:15 PM

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge
MISSION, Texas (AP) -- A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.... 3/29/2015 4:27 PM

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.... 3/29/2015 4:11 PM

Official: Debris from NYC blast going to secure location
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some debris from an explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village is being taken to a secure site where it will be examined again for any human remains.... 3/29/2015 5:00 PM

More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.... 3/29/2015 5:23 PM

LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.... 3/29/2015 10:12 AM

Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for more than half his life.... 3/29/2015 3:55 PM

Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles - including deadly collisions in New York and California last month - have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings.... 3/29/2015 4:36 PM



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