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WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken...
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — It literally was a whale of a job. Crews on Friday finished removing the 60,000-ton carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach. A contractor working for the state parks department spent two days using an excavator to cut up the 40-...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities have rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash, sheriff's officials said Friday. Deputies arrived at the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The command is...
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant lost money in its vaunted exploration and production business despite a 2 percent increase in...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says the two young daughters of an internationally known pianist likely died of asphyxia. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/1TzJh1u ) reports that the Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the autopsy...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead. Then, last week, Dove's phone rang: Charlie had been found alive...
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. Rovi will pay $2.75 per share in cash, or about $277 million. The rest...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief has ordered "effective immediately" that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. Investigators found the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local): __ 5:30 p.m. CSX...
MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of...
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say deputies shot and wounded a suspect in the killing of a man in a suburban...
NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and...
Photo by PRPhotos.com The manager of a Del Taco in Arizona got fired, after customers at the drive-thru filmed him...