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APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying h... Full Story

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  • APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
    APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.

  • Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
    Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
    Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

  • Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
    Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this onth.

  • Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
    Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.

  • 35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open
    35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.

  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying
    Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.

  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

  • Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer
    Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. Any change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process.

  • Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
    Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.

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  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

  • Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
    Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

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    HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
    Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

  • Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
    Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this onth.

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