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WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., introduced legislation last week to set up a "czar," soon...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about 20 people live. No injuries were reported in the accident about 7:30 a.m. near Heimdal, about 115 miles...
BOSTON (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam. Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., introduced legislation last week to create a "czar," soon after President...
DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. The nonpartisan Government Accountability...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question. Lake Forest, Illinois-based Akorn sent the letter in March to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional investigation has found that significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The Government Accountability Office also...
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested twice in recent days at both of Chicago's international airports after being spotted loitering in terminal areas, police said Wednesday. Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of...
MADRID (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second...