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BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.... 7/3/2015 9:12 AM

Officials to begin lifting evacuation after train derailment
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Preparations began Friday to allow thousands of eastern Tennessee residents to return to their homes after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire.... 7/3/2015 12:11 PM

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.... 7/3/2015 7:10 AM

APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.... 7/3/2015 1:39 PM

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.... 7/3/2015 4:04 PM

US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.... 7/3/2015 1:28 PM

Woman shot to death at busy San Francisco tourist attraction
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn't know.... 7/3/2015 7:17 AM

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
CHICAGO (AP) -- For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?... 7/3/2015 6:33 AM

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.... 7/3/2015 5:45 AM

Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur.... 7/3/2015 2:21 PM

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