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Firefighters score gains

TEHACHAPI, Calif. – Hundreds of firefighters gained ground Wednesday against the most destructive of two big wildfires that have burned homes and forced 2,300 people to evacuate mountain...

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

Jurors in Blagojevich case protected from media

CHICAGO – As jurors retired to deliberate Wednesday in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, they entered a cocoon of privacy not all jurors in high-profile cases enjoy.No...

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

Congress revises cocaine penalties

WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday changed a quarter-century-old law that has subjected tens of thousands of blacks to long prison terms for crack cocaine convictions while giving far more lenient...

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

Yellowstone bear attack kills one

HELENA, Mont. – At least one bear rampaged through a campground Wednesday near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one person and injuring two others during a terrifying...

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

U.S. judge blocks parts of Ariz. law

PHOENIX – A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona’s immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and...

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

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