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  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordin ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Mayor lashes out over memorial for cop-killer

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor lashed out Monday at residents for memorializing a man who killed a police officer over the weekend.
    July 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Britons, Romanians evacuated from Gaza

    LONDON — Britain, Romania and Sweden on Monday announced dozens of evacuations from Gaza amid violence in the region.
    July 14, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Heavy fighting rages over town north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD — Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town north of Baghdad on Monday, while two car ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, marked her 17th birthday Monday with a vis ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon wildfire that destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings spread during the cooler overnight hours Monday as cr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON – Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monda ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

    TOKYO (AP) — For years, Japan has struggled to find a site to safely store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants for as long as 100,000 y ...
    July 14, 2014 - 7:44 am
  • Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests ...
    July 14, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Man accused of starting Northern California wildfire

    REDDING, Calif. – Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Thousands of Palestinians flee homes in northern Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, h ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administrati ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers

    DALLAS – Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, sti ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions wit ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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