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Governor criticizes spill cleanup

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Michigan’s governor on Wednesday sharply criticized attempts to contain a large oil spill making its way down the Kalamazoo River after the company responsible for the spill...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In heat, U.S. zoos turn on the cool

LOS ANGELES – Otters sweltering in the summer sun suck on “fishsicles.” For carnivores like the Amur leopard, it’s “bloodsicles.”Zoos across the country are using icy treats, shade, water and every...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Negatives verified as Ansel Adams’ work

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale for $45 have been authenticated as the lost work of famed nature photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oil pipeline leak pollutes major Michigan river

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up more than 800,000 gallons of oil that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

States address climate change

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A coalition of seven western states and three Canadian provinces on Tuesday offered its most detailed strategy yet for controlling greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In Iran, birth means money

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing Iran’s decades of internationally-acclaimed family planning as...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

France announces war against al-Qaida

PARIS – France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network’s North African branch, after the terror network killed a French...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Body of missing sailor recovered

KABUL – One of two U.S. sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week – a 30-year-old father of two – has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said Tuesday.The search...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A new Caravaggio – or not

ROME – It seemed too good to be true: The discovery of a new painting by Caravaggio during the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of his death. It turns out, it probably was.Scholars...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lost: $8.7B in Iraqi funds

BAGHDAD – A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon can’t account for more than 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi complaints that there is little to show...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Leak reaction not affecting Afghanistan effort

WASHINGTON – The shock of the disclosure of tens of thousands of secret documents about the war in Afghanistan has inspired a debate about the war, but had few other apparent aftereffects.President...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Congress approves war money

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified documents...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World