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4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:33
NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) -- Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks....
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Man run over trying to stop daughter from driving

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:11
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway....
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Supreme Court has 17 cases to decide by June's end

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:36
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks....
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Only days after Mosul fell, Iraqis start returning

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 02:52
KALAK, Iraq (AP) -- Days after Iraq's second-largest city fell to al-Qaida-inspired fighters, some Iraqis are already returning to Mosul, lured back by insurgents offering cheap gas and food, restoring power and water and removing traffic barricades....
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Woman heads police post in largest Pakistan city

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 02:25
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Just days into her job running a police station in Pakistan's largest city, Syeda Ghazala had to put her training to the test: she opened fire with her .22-caliber pistol at a man who shot at police when they tried to pull him over during a routine traffic stop....
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No curfew: Saturday night Bangkok-style is back

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:33
BANGKOK (AP) -- The generals who seized power in Thailand disrupted one of the country's most lucrative industries - the go-go bars that were forced to close early because of a curfew....
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50 years ago, `Freedom Summer' changed South, US

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:23
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- As a teenager growing up in a Jim Crow society, Roy DeBerry wasn't waiting for white folks to come down to Mississippi and "save" him. But in the summer of 1964, the factory worker's son was very glad to see people like Aviva Futorian....
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Costa Rica upsets Uruguay at World Cup

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:19
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil (AP) -- For a second day running, this spectacular World Cup left everyone in awe. This time, it was Costa Rica which produced a huge upset....
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Afghans brave Taliban threats to choose new leader

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 16:31
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghans braved threats of violence and searing heat Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff that likely will mark the country's first peaceful transfer of authority, an important step toward democracy as foreign combat troops leave. The new leader will be challenged with trying to improve ties with the West and combatting corruption while facing a powerful Taliban insurgency and declining international aid....
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AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 14:15
CAIRO (AP) -- Working in secret, European diplomats drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East's nations for nearly a century - but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten to rip that map apart....
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