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DNA may help ID missing immigrants

TUCSON – Families searching for missing loved ones who die in the desert while trying to reach the United States are being offered hope.The Mexican consulates in Arizona and the Pima County Medical...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama challenges campaign ruling

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – President Barack Obama says Republicans should join him in opposing a Supreme Court ruling that vastly increased how much corporations and unions can spend on campaign...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flooding submerges new towns in southern areas of Pakistan

SUKKUR, Pakistan – About 150,000 Pakistanis were forced to move to higher ground as floodwaters from a freshly swollen Indus River submerged dozens more towns and villages in the south, a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Iran starts nuclear reactor, maintains intent is peaceful

BUSHEHR, Iran – Trucks rumbled into Iran’s first reactor Saturday to begin loading tons of uranium fuel in a long-delayed startup touted by officials as both a symbol of the country’s peaceful...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chamber emerges as formidable political force

WASHINGTON – At times subtle, at times loud, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending record amounts on lobbying and in election battlegrounds, elbowing into the nation’s politics in unprecedented...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Moon is shrinking – very, very slowly

WASHINGTON – The moon may be shrinking.Not to worry though, lovers and crooners, it won’t be disappearing any time soon.New research indicates cracks in the moon’s crust that have formed as the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oceans’ plastic trash not growing, despite higher production

WASHINGTON – The amount of plastic trash in the ocean doesn’t seem to be growing, and environmentalists are puzzled.A 22-year study indicates that the amount of plastic corralled by currents into a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Toll of zero gravity: Astronauts as 80-year-olds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mideast talks await Obama

WASHINGTON – Plunging into the Mideast peacemaker’s role that has defeated so many U.S. leaders, President Barack Obama on Friday invited Israel and the Palestinians to try anew in face-to-face...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Salvaging history

SAN DIEGO – A rare World War II dive bomber was lifted 90 feet from the bottom of a San Diego reservoir Friday and hoisted to dry land for the first time in 65 years.The SB2C Helldiver aircraft was...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

3 weeks on run, fugitives nabbed without fight

ST. JOHNS, Ariz. – During the last three weeks, an escaped Arizona prisoner and his girlfriend bedeviled the hundreds of people hunting them across the desolate highways and thick forests of the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Two relative unknowns vie for leadership in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia – Australians choose today whether they will cut down their first woman prime minister after only two months in power and return to conservative rule in a cliffhanger election...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World