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US home repossessions fell in April

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show that fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month. The figures released Thursday by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac are the latest […]

05/09/2013

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, FBI handout (AP Photo)

Congressman says Boston suspects had cache of explosives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects had collected pipe bombs, grenades and improvised explosive devices before they confronted police.

04/19/2013

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Ricin: A bioterror agent with few real victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.

04/17/2013

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June 1 restart could be out of reach at San Onofre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative plan to get the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant back in service by June 1 might be too much, too soon.

04/03/2013

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (AP Photo)

Chief justice a victim of credit-card fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has been a victim of credit-card fraud. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said someone got hold of one of Roberts’s credit card account numbers. The court did not provide any other details.

03/28/2013

Patos Island Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Washington (Photo credit: Tom Reeve)

Obama to designate 5 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

03/22/2013

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NC woman IDs donor in rabies case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman said Monday she wasn’t surprised to learn that her child’s father was the Air Force aviation mechanic whose rabies-infected organs were transplanted into other recipients, including a Maryland man who died.

03/18/2013

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Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250K without power

WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the capital, which was expecting much worse.

03/06/2013

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Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.

02/25/2013

Cars piled up under damaged boardwalk after superstorm Sandy, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York

Report: Sandy was USA’s 2nd-costliest hurricane

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history, according to a report released Tuesday.

02/12/2013

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In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote to President Barack Obama.

01/16/2013

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Schools around US mull security after massacre

MIAMI (AP) — Schools around the country are reviewing security plans and in some cases adding extra law enforcement patrols to prepare for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

12/16/2012

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