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Woman suggests diverse migration to the Americas

MEXICO CITY – A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas appears to support theories that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich defense may focus on endless talk, lack of action

CHICAGO – As Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys prepare to make their last pitch to jurors, their closing arguments may come down to this: The former Illinois governor wasn’t capable of doing anything but...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Key ships ordered to leave spill site

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, but engineers have grown so confident in...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tax increase looms for many

WASHINGTON – Many Americans could be hit with a big tax increase in the next two or three years despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promises to shield the middle class from higher...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

China allows porn on Web

BEIJING – Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available.“Are they no longer cracking down...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Find near Stonehenge

LONDON – Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred yards from the world famous monument.There’s some debate about what...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pipeline fixed, China works on spill

BEIJING – China and environmental observers said cleanup efforts on the country’s largest reported oil spill were progressing Thursday, but the environmental and economic damage was clear.The...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Memo portrays UN chief wanting control, secrecy

UNITED NATIONS – A portrait of Ban Ki-moon as a secrecy-obsessed U.N. chief seeking to wrest control of internal investigations emerges from a blistering 50-page confidential memo by his former...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Reports: Outlook good for economy

People aren’t spending like they used to. Unemployment is still flirting with double digits. And the housing market is still shaky. So the future looks bleak for the economy, right?Not...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smithsonian holdings to aid Gulf researchers

SUITLAND, Md. – Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill are turning to a vast collection of preserved animals at the Smithsonian to see what kind of changes the oil spill may wreak among life...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hispanics torn between hopes, daily stresses

MIAMI – Hispanics are eager to blend into American society while still maintaining their cultural identity, a paradox that reflects the complex beliefs of the nation’s fastest-growing minority. Yet...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

June was warmest on record

WASHINGTON – Last month was the warmest June on record, extending months of record-setting heat.Worldwide, the average temperature in June was 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit, the National Oceanic and...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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