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Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:36:01 -0400
Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:35:01 -0400
'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned
News ImageSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:31:41 -0400
Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills
News ImageLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:27:39 -0400
Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts
BOISE, Idaho (AP) A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:20:32 -0400
Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
News ImageMOSCOW (AP) A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank early Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:17:59 -0400
Sen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:17:36 -0400
School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:17:01 -0400
Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water
News ImageTUSTIN, Calif. (AP) Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:15:30 -0400
Boston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street
BOSTON (AP) A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round, public presence. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:05:09 -0400
Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital
ATHENS, Greece (AP) The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:38:04 -0400
After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?
News ImageWhat could be more redolent of Easter than a sizzling piece of suckling lamb studded with slivers of garlic, crowned with sprigs of rosemary and roasted to a deep, golden hue? Yet as this year's celebration of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ approaches, all the signs are that lamb is losing the broad appeal that had made it a symbolic staple of celebratory meals for centuries. According to the national statistics institute (ISTAT), the number of lambs sent to slaughter in Italy fell from 4.6 million in 2010 to just over two million last year. Animal rights activists say the trend, which has accelerated in the last two years, reflects a groundswell of revulsion at the practice of dragging tiny lambs -- and on a much smaller scale goat kids -- away from their mothers and into the slaughterhouse when they are as young as four-weeks old.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:58:55 -0400
Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again
News ImageLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task forging a final deal by the end of June.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:54:51 -0400
LEADING OFF: Matt Harvey makes last spring start for Mets
News ImageA look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:48:36 -0400
AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
News ImageST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:45:45 -0400
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