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SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

WASHINGTON – She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton’s credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.

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Memphis Melton, 7, looks at the destruction in his aunt’s backyard Saturday in Lindale, Texas. A suspected tornado came through the area Friday night. (Sarah A. Miller / Associated Press)

Woman, 4 children killed as flood swamps Texas neighborhood

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops. Firefighters lifted them out of the water at a rescue point but Davis’ cousin and the woman’s four great-grandchildren who lived down the street in Palestine, Texas, didn’t make it.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

This 2007  photo shows the Large Hadron Collider at the European Particle Physics Laboratory near Geneva. (Martial Trezzini / Associated Press)

Weasel disables Large Hadron Collider

GENEVA – It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it has been immobilized – temporarily – by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier said the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, has suspended operations because a weasel invaded a transformer that helps power the machine and set off an electrical outage on Friday.

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Study: U.S. oil field source of global uptick in air pollution

WASHINGTON – An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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This Sept. 13, 2012, file photo shows a Libyan man walking in the rubble of the damaged U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. (Mohammad Hannon / Associated Press)

Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe

A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.

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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (Toby Talbot / Associated Press)

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday. A panel of FDA advisers meets next week to review ...

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Top 10 boat names for 2016

WATERSPORTS -- A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it. Do they ...


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Here's how it goes. A local family decided to switch from heating oil to natural gas. So after the gas line was all set up, they went ahead and had ...



Parting Shot — 7.27.16

People play Pokemon Go near the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, ...




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