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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    La. watches weather as crews move explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    La. watches weather as crews remove explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather during operations to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant. The National Weather …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 3:57 P.M.

    NJ bridge had alignment problems before derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey bridge where a train derailed last week, releasing a hazardous chemical into the air, had a series of rail alignment problems leading up …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:49 P.M.

    Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:35 P.M.

    Explosives plant cleanup disrupts Louisiana town

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The cleanup of 3,000 tons of explosives haphazardly stored at a munitions plant has frayed the nerves of residents who evacuated, closed the high school and …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    NASA: Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the edge of the solar system and is close to exiting it forever. Scientists have …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    NJ bridge had signal problems before derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the New Jersey bridge where a train derailed last week had several recent signal and alignment problems. NTSB chairman Deborah …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Mars rover Curiosity: No surprise in 1st soil test

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results are in from the first test of Martian soil by the rover Curiosity: So far, there is no definitive evidence that the red planet has …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 4:46 A.M.

    La. town evacuates; police relocate explosives

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State police resumed moving millions of pounds of explosives Monday that had been haphazardly stashed in warehouses in Louisiana, prompting hundreds to evacuate from harm’s way …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 1:14 P.M.

    USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was retired from active service on Saturday, temporarily reducing the number of carriers in the U.S. fleet to 10 until …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 7:51 A.M.

    100 still out of homes over NJ train derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — More than 100 people in southern New Jersey remained out of their homes Saturday as officials continued their efforts to clear a hazardous gas that spewed …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 7:35 A.M.

    Officials: Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    MIAMI (AP) — A bus carrying more than 30 people hit an overpass at Miami International Airport, killing one person on board and leaving all other passengers with some sort …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Delicate cleanup ahead after NJ train derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A delicate cleanup and investigation await after a freight train derailed on a New Jersey bridge, sending four tanker cars partially into a creek and spewing …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbors ice

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just in time for Christmas, scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole — on Mercury, the closest planet to the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    Residents battle high water in South Dakota town

    WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) — Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 3:20 P.M.

    Family sues US over scientist’s mysterious death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 5:47 A.M.

    Postal chief lays out plan for agency survival

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health care fund …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    US twin astronaut, Russian to spend year in orbit

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander whose twin brother is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by an American. NASA …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 9:49 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Corps cuts flow on Missouri River

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low-water conditions on the Mississippi …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 12:44 A.M.

    Calif.-Vegas party train could hit tracks in 2013

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As if a weekend in Las Vegas isn’t wild enough for Southern Californians, a Nevada entrepreneur is about to add five more hours of party to …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 12:16 A.M.

    Cash-strapped post office tests same-day delivery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 6:26 P.M.

    California city building “tsunami-resistant” port

    CRESCENT CITY, California (AP) — It doesn’t matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 9:25 A.M.

    Calif. city building a “tsunami-resistant” port

    CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — It doesn’t matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 6:15 A.M.

    Cash-strapped post office tests same-day delivery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways were expected to remain busy Thursday as people made their way home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:50 P.M.

    Extreme weather tough on transportation system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:32 A.M.

    US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 5:47 P.M.

    Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City’s Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 6:39 A.M.

    Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest, cause 1 death

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, …


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