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Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier.... 2/7/2016 4:51 PM

Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With bright sunshine, warm temperatures and a deep blue sky, Friday was the kind of Southern California day made for just about anything. For Mary Falstrom, a longtime pilot, that meant flying.... 2/7/2016 5:53 PM

Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer
EDEN, N.C. (AP) -- Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.... 2/7/2016 2:45 PM

Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region.... 2/7/2016 2:07 PM

Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) -- Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi.... 2/7/2016 5:42 AM

Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.... 2/7/2016 3:26 PM

3 killed after brief police chase in San Francisco streets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials say three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets.... 2/7/2016 5:48 PM

More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
DALLAS (AP) -- A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.... 2/7/2016 3:44 PM

Study explores how black men find success in college
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for himself, but for his entire race.... 2/7/2016 3:15 PM

Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project.... 2/7/2016 5:19 PM



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