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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 — …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …