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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

Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight
HONOLULU (AP) -- An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan.... 7/3/2015 11:28 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

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

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 6:31 AM

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

Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.... 7/3/2015 12:22 AM

Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy.... 7/3/2015 11:56 AM

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