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Plankton, a key to life, in big decline

WASHINGTON – Despite their tiny size, plant plankton found in the world’s oceans are crucial to much of life on Earth. They are the foundation of the bountiful marine food web, produce half the...

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

Man charged for Nazi crimes

BERLIN – The world’s third most-wanted Nazi suspect, who lived undisturbed for decades after World War II, has been charged in Germany with participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews while serving...

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

Recent leak puts intelligence sharing in question

WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the massive war-documents leak, intelligence experts are raising alarms that post-Sept. 11 changes promoting information sharing have made it too easy to lose control of...

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

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