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Police: Pa. Student Flashed 2 Knifes, Injured 20

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A police chief says a 16-year-old boy “was flashing two knives around” when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh.

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld says the bloody crime scene left ...

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New Poll Shows De Blasio Approval at 49 Percent

Monday, April 07, 2014

A new poll shows nearly half of respondents approved of the job New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing.

The New York Times/NY1/Siena College poll released Monday found that 49 percent of those polled liked how he was performing, while 31 percent disapproved.

Seventy-three percent of those ...

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George W. Bush The Artist Makes His Formal Debut

Friday, April 04, 2014

Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House.

In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Bush tells his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, “I paint a lot because, as you know, I’m a driven ...

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Answers Sought After Deadly Fort Hood Shooting

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Army’s top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.

Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. At least three military personnel remain in ...

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GM, Safety Agency Face Congress Over Recalls

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The new CEO for General Motors is headed to Capitol Hill today to answer questions about the defect in some of the automaker’s small cars that’s linked to 13 deaths.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Friedman also is expected to testify that GM had information connecting defective ignition ...

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Rare Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45M at Sale

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale.

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Five Madoff Ex-Workers Convicted in Case's First Trial

Monday, March 24, 2014

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial.

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Houston Ship Channel Expected To Reopen

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Coast Guard could soon reopen the Houston Ship Channel that was the scene of an oil spill over the weekend.

The channel is one of the nation’s busiest seaports. Coast Guard Warrant Officer Kimberly Smith says the goal is to reopen part of it sometime Monday. The closure has ...

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Search Effort Continues In Washington Mudslide

Monday, March 24, 2014

There are concerns that the number of deaths from a mudslide over the weekend in Washington state will climb far above the eight people who’ve been confirmed dead so far.

A 1-square-mile mudslide on Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles north of Seattle. The ...

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Spartans Hold Off Harvard 80-73

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For 18 seconds, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too.

Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer from the corner, flashed his 3-point goggles toward an unhinged group of Crimson fans and ran down the court. The Ivy Leaguers had overcome a 16-point deficit to take a two-point ...

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US First Lady Hosts Education Roundtable In China

Saturday, March 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education.

Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the ...

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Wisconsin Wins 85-77 Thriller Over Oregon

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In a test of tempos, Wisconsin delivered the knockout punch.

Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and the second-seeded Badgers overcame seventh-seeded Oregon's transition game for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16.

Brust's clutch 3 from the corner gave ...

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NKorea Fires Short-Range Rockets For 2nd Day

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast for a second straight day on Sunday — 16 this time, according to South Korean officials, in what's believed to be Pyongyang's way of protesting U.S.-South Korean military drills.

The rockets flew about ...

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Rhode Island Speaker To Step Down After FBI Raids

Saturday, March 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

"Because ...

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Sheriff: 3 Killed In Big Washington State Mudslide

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and several others, and destroyed six houses, authorities said.

The slide blocked the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, which prompted an evacuation notice because water was ...

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Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change?

These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to modern sanitation would expect. Yet, scientists and toilet ...

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Crews Try To Contain Oil Spill In Galveston Bay

Saturday, March 22, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

Booms were brought ...

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More Planes Join Ocean Hunt For Missing Jetliner

Saturday, March 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More planes were joining the search Sunday of a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone.

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Lundqvist Posts Rangers Record 50th Shutout

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist has done more than set a couple of franchise records for the New York Rangers this week. The Swedish goalie is keeping the Blueshirts in the thick of playoff contention.

Lundqvist made 21 saves in posting his Rangers record 50th NHL shutout, and New ...

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Clinton Says She's Still Considering Future Plans

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is "very much concerned about the direction of our country" but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign.

During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Clinton fielded a question ...

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