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This July 31, 2013 photo provided by National Geographic shows Asha Jain, 13, of Minocqua, Wis., Gopi Ramanathan, 15, of Sartell, Minn., and Neelam Sandhu, 14, of Bedford, N.H., members of the U.S. team that edged out Canada and India in the final round of the National Geographic World Championship held in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/National Geographic, Rebecca Hale)

US beats 17 other teams to win int’l geography bee

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) — Teenagers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Hampshire bested competitors from 17 other countries to give the U.S. its sixth title at National Geographic’s biennial geography championships for schoolchildren. Asha Jain, of […]

08/01/2013

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FDA warns of massive diabetes test strip recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally […]

07/31/2013

A woman reacts upon finding out Canadian actor Cory Monteith died as she pauses at a memorial for him outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Coroner: ‘Glee’ actor Monteith died of overdose

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — “Glee” actor Cory Monteith, who had struggled for years with substance abuse, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday. “There is no […]

07/16/2013

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing, Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP Photo).

60 missing in Canada rail disaster

LAC-MEGANTIC (AP) — Police say the number of missing in the fiery oil train derailment that demolished a large part of a Quebec town has risen to 60. Quebec police inspector Michel Forget said Wednesday […]

07/10/2013

Workers sort through wreckage of burned, derailed railway cars that had been carrying crude oil, Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo)

Criminal probe in Quebec oil train derailment

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Canadian authorities said Tuesday they have opened a criminal investigation into the fiery wreck of a runaway oil train as the death toll climbed to 15, with dozens more bodies feared […]

07/09/2013

Wreckage of railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing, burning and destroying the nearby town, Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo)

Focus on earlier blaze in Quebec train derailment

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Investigators looking for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment are zeroing in on whether an earlier blaze on the same train may have set off a chain of events […]

07/09/2013

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing, Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP Photo).

Canada train derailment death toll rises to 13

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — The death toll in the devastating oil train derailment in Quebec reached 13 on Monday, while about 40 people remained missing, officials said after investigators finally got near where the runaway […]

07/08/2013

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing, Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP Photo).

40 still missing in deadly Canada oil train crash

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Hazardous conditions hindered firefighters’ attempts Monday to search for some 40 people still missing after a runaway oil tanker train exploded over the weekend, killing at least five people, officials said. […]

07/08/2013

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Chrysler recalling minivans for air bag defect

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Chrysler is recalling 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash. Side air bags are supposed to […]

07/05/2013

Canadian police arrest 2 on terror charges

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) – Police in Canada have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure cooker bombs at British Columbia’s provincial legislature on Canada Day, when thousands […]

07/02/2013

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Ford recalls Explorer, Taurus, MKS to fix locks

  DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors. The recall affects 2013 model […]

06/28/2013

John Zawahri, suspect in the deadly shooting rampage at Santa Monica College, shown in an undated Santa Monica Police photo. (AP Photo)

School official tells of gunman’s brush with law

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police found bomb-making materials seven years ago in the home of the gunman who killed five people last week in Santa Monica, a school board official said on Tuesday. Police discovered […]

06/11/2013

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