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BP spill left big oily ‘bathtub ring’ on seafloor

BP spill left big oily ‘bathtub ring’ on seafloor

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of […]

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Space station dodging junk from old satellite

Space station dodging junk from old satellite

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies. NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to the orbiting lab Monday afternoon – a gap of just two-tenths […]

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Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings. The company’s Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, and its Scion brand is in the top ten. A Toyota brand has now led the rankings for eight years in a row. Consumer Reports says Toyota’s strategy of slowly introducing new […]

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Washington school shooter’s death ruled suicide

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) – Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Monday that 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a gunshot wound to the head and is a homicide victim. […]

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Police using unmanned balloon in ambush manhunt

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say they’re using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month. Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, said Monday the Ohio Department of Transportation donated the use of the large, unmanned Mylar balloon. […]

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Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. The Judicial Council of the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania church jury was wrong to defrock Frank Schaefer last year after he would […]

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US pending home sales rise modestly in September

US pending home sales rise modestly in September

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.3 percent over the past month to 105. The index remains half a percentage point […]

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New Jersey releasing quarantined nurse

New Jersey releasing quarantined nurse

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released. The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine. Hickox has complained […]

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American official: US will fight Ebola long-term

American official: US will fight Ebola long-term

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) – The American ambassador to the United Nations is telling the people of Guinea that the United States will help them fight Ebola over “the long haul.” Samantha Power is visiting the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed nearly 5,000 people. She met Sunday with […]

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Obama, in low demand, suits up for governor races

Obama, in low demand, suits up for governor races

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the final days of the midterm campaign President Barack Obama is campaigning for Democratic governor candidates and avoiding hostile Senate terrain where Democrats see him more as a liability. Obama is fanning out to campaign in six states this week, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who […]

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