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Time for ‘scaleback’ in cleanup, BP says

BILOXI, Miss. – BP’s incoming CEO said Friday that it’s time for a “scaleback” of the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but he added that the commitment to make things right...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Calif. wildfire nears homes

PALMDALE, Calif. – A huge wildfire in the high desert wilderness north of Los Angeles jumped an aqueduct on Friday, rushing toward hundreds of houses as firefighters also tried to keep flames from...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Growth of U.S. economy ebbs

WASHINGTON – The economy is still growing, just not by much. And until that changes, don’t look for the jobs to come back.Americans spent less and businesses thought twice about restocking their...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. war casualties at record highs

KABUL – In a summer of suffering, America’s military death toll in Afghanistan is rising, with back-to-back record months for U.S. losses in the grinding conflict. All signs point to more bloodshed...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Body of 2nd Navy sailor recovered in Afghanistan

KABUL – The discovery of the body of a second U.S. sailor who vanished in Afghanistan last week only deepened the mystery of the men’s disappearance nearly 60 miles from their base in a dangerous...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Al-Qaida kills 16 in Iraq attack

BAGHDAD – Militants flew an al-Qaida flag over a Baghdad neighborhood Thursday after killing 16 security officials and burning some of their bodies in a brazen afternoon attack that served as a...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Less oil means less work for fishermen

NEW ORLEANS – Even when the oily sheen starts fading from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, it manages to become bad news for fishermen.Many of those whose fisheries were shut down by the oil...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Feds OK project to drill under Utah wild areas

SALT LAKE CITY – An energy company received federal approval Thursday to take natural gas from a largely untouched, picturesque region of Utah by agreeing to use new technology to drill under wild...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Arizona appeals judge’s ruling as immigration protesters rally

PHOENIX – The showdown over Arizona’s immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix’s sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ariz. files appeal on immigration law

PHOENIX – The showdown over Arizona’s immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix’s sun-splashed streets Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smog shrouds Moscow

MOSCOW – A cloud of harmful smog has enveloped Moscow, raising airborne pollutants to four times the norm, officials said Wednesday, and prompting doctors to urge residents to stay indoors as the...

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

152 die as plane crashes in rainy Pakistani hills

ISLAMABAD – A passenger jet that officials suspect veered off course in monsoon rains and thick clouds crashed into hills overlooking Pakistan’s capital Wednesday, killing all 152 people on board...

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