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5/18/2014 1:42 PM
Obama Cabinet could boost rising Texas mayor
FORT WORTH, Texas — President Barack Obama’s expected nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development could test the 39-year-old’s ability to navigate Washington ahead of 2016 elections, Texas Democrats say.

5/18/2014 12:55 PM
Wildfires worse due to global warming
WASHINGTON — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.

5/18/2014 12:24 PM
2 killed in Ariz. wrong-way crash
MESA, Ariz. — Two people are dead and two others were injured following a head-on collision, making it the third fatal wrong-way accident on a Phoenix-area freeway in a week.

5/18/2014 11:39 AM
Kerry to speak at Yale's 313th commencement
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to be the featured speaker at Yale University’s 313th commencement.

5/18/2014 11:32 AM
Mich. Senate eyes gasoline tax increase
LANSING, Mich. — Under pressure to mend roads and bridges, Michigan senators are considering whether to significantly increase gasoline taxes within five years and then allow annual increases to keep pace with construction costs.

5/18/2014 9:08 AM
Swiss voters reject minimum wage plan
GENEVA — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan today to create the world’s highest minimum wage, siding with government and business leaders worried about the costs to the nation’s strong economy.

5/18/2014 10:39 AM
Ohioan drives cross-country rescuing dogs
ZANESVILLE — Every two weeks, an Ohio man drives 4,200 miles to save unwanted dogs from overpopulated shelters in the South, packs them up in a semitrailer and finds them loving homes in the northeastern United States.

5/18/2014 9:56 AM
SpaceX Dragon departs space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The commercial cargo ship, Dragon, has left the space station.

5/18/2014 9:51 AM
Billionaire Scaife says he has untreatable cancer
PITTSBURGH — Billionaire media mogul Richard Mellon Scaife says he has an untreatable form of cancer.

5/18/2014 9:11 AM
Air Force boosts Ohio college's minorities program
DAYTON — A University of Dayton program for minority students is getting a $2 million boost from the U.S. Air Force.