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  • NJ train derailment tips tankers, sickens dozens

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A freight train derailed Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek and causing a leak of …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • Simple measures cut infections caught in hospitals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference. A project at seven big hospitals …


  • Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred …


  • Motorcycle deaths, injuries cost $16 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are …


  • President signs whistle-blower bill for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations. Capping a 13-year effort by …


  • Schapiro’s SEC successor likely to follow her lead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission will change next month. Its approach to regulation probably won’t. Mary Schapiro will step down as chairwoman after a …


  • 3rd person in Calif. dies from mushroom poisoning

    LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A third person has died from eating toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility. State Department of Social Services spokesman Oscar Ramirez told The Associated …


  • PIRG warns of toy dangers but finds fewer of them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Toys are safer than ever before, consumer advocates say, but parents should remain vigilant in keeping their little ones away from powerful magnets and small items that …


  • Consumer group warns of dangers on store shelves

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dora the Explorer guitar, dragster cars with small wheels and finger-fidget desktop magnets are among the toys that consumer advocates are warning about as the holiday …


  • GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama’s health care law. Ahead of a federal …


  • Booze calories nearly equal soda’s for US adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft …


  • Calif. unlikely to spur federal emissions cap soon

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s new system for limiting industrial greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon is not likely to spur a similar federal program anytime soon, …


  • Booze calories nearly equal soda’s for US adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft …


  • Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility’s plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by …


  • Calif debuts landmark program to cap emissions

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California began auctioning permits Wednesday for greenhouse gas emissions, launching one of the world’s most ambitious efforts to cut heat-trapping gases from industrial sources. The California …


  • California debuts landmark cap-and-trade system

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has begun auctioning permits for greenhouse gas emissions, launching what is expected to be the world’s second-largest carbon market. The California Air Resources Board says …


  • Coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • CA coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • Investigators looking at appliances in Ind. blast

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for …


  • Condom conundrum: Porn industry ponders latex law

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The show must go on, is the entertainer’s credo, and it did just that in the nation’s Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to …


  • States get more time to work on health care plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to show flexibility without slowing down President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration said Friday states can have more time to work out their roles …


  • House to take up Russia trade bill next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the first actions of the lame-duck Congress is an expected vote to give U.S. exporters greater access to Russia’s newly opened markets. Business groups have …


  • Gov’t moves to allow oil tankers in Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday temporarily waived a maritime rule to allow foreign oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports …


  • ABC News asks judge to toss ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a …


  • Justice Dept.: OK with new review of health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it does not object to reopening a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. In …


  • As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones. Two full days …


  • Obama warns GOP not to undo Wall Street law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning congressional Republicans not to undo financial regulations he signed two years ago, taking specific note of the work of a consumer agency …


  • Sen. Reid leaves hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, …


  • Sen. Reid clear for release after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, his …


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