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  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 2:46 P.M.

    Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama killed two suspects Saturday following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left three other people dead and several injured, including two officers. …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed sons as blur

    HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunk driver who was then fatally shot at the crash scene said Friday that the boys’ father, …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed boys as blur

    HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunken driver who was then shot and killed at the crash scene says the boys’ father was …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 9:30 A.M.

    More flooding on 2nd day of CA ‘king tides’

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — King tides swelled again Friday along the Southern California coast but only minor flooding was reported in a few areas. Television news reports showed ankle-deep …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    California sees unusually high ‘king tides’

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Calif. robbery spurs chase, long campus lockdown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What began as yet another car chase on Southern California freeways turned into a saga that spanned three counties, with one of five suspects arrested within …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 7:19 P.M.

    Feds to probe why alarms failed in W.Va. explosion

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into why no alarms sounded as a massive natural gas explosion sent flames as high as hilltops, engulfing homes and a large …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 7:15 P.M.

    Police search Calif. campus for robbery suspects

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at Cal State Fullerton who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and dorm rooms Wednesday afternoon prepared to stay put into the night as police searched for …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 12:51 P.M.

    W.Va. gas line blast a reminder of widespread risk

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly 15,000 miles of natural gas pipeline stretch across West Virginia, and as residents of this community north of Charleston now know, devastating explosions can happen …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:13 A.M.

    After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; gunman, 2 dead

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:44 A.M.

    Interstate 77 reopens after W.Va. gas inferno

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Contractors worked through the night scraping away burned asphalt and repaving an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 charred by a massive natural gas line explosion and …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 4:39 A.M.

    Part of interstate reopens after W.Va. gas inferno

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Contractors worked through the night to remove and replace an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 that turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 1:52 A.M.

    W.Va. works to reopen interstate after explosion

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Contractors worked throughout the night to remove and replace an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 that turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 12:41 A.M.

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; Suspect, 2 dead

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mall Santa was waiting for the next child’s Christmas wish when shots rang out, causing the shopping mall to erupt into chaos. About to invite …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 2:12 P.M.

    Senator: Rock removal on Mississippi to start soon

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Crews might be allowed to begin destroying two rock pinnacles impeding barge traffic on the Mississippi River as early as next week, more than a month …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 12:45 P.M.

    W.Va. gas line explodes, burns homes and roads

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Four homes went up in flames and collapsed in charred heaps Tuesday after a natural gas line exploded in an inferno that raged for at least …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 9:45 A.M.

    NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 8:53 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Explo faced scrutiny before La. scare

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 7:40 A.M.

    Wrong-way driving crashes claim hundreds of lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are killed each a year when drivers turn the wrong-way into the face of oncoming traffic on high-speed highways, and a majority of the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:58 A.M.

    Explosives co. faced scrutiny before La evacuation

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 9:35 P.M.

    FAA: 3 killed in medical helicopter crash in Ill.

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed in northern Illinois, killing all three people on board. The Federal Aviation Administration reports the helicopter crashed Monday night …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    NY, NJ ponder new boardwalks without the boards

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy’s surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 12:34 A.M.

    Obama request for Sandy aid could face hurdles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposal for $60.4 billion in federal aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy adds a huge new item to an end-of-year congressional agenda already …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tour bus driver who prosecutors said was all but asleep at the wheel was acquitted Friday of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a crash last …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 8:07 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Corps not budging on Miss. River flap

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more of the Missouri River it is withholding, …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Superstorm utility crews complain of payroll delay

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Valaskatgis slept in his National Grid truck for two nights, and then on a cot two more nights before getting a bed in a hotel …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 11:38 P.M.

    Superstorm utility crews complain of payroll delay

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of utility workers from New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts say many are still waiting to be fully compensated for their efforts to restore power …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 8 A.M.

    US Reps. expect deeper look at NJ derailment

    CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves. …


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