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  • Britain Nigeria WORLD: British, US experts join Nigeria search for girls

    The international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria was boosted Friday when British security experts joined the Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the missing students.

    May 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • House to subpoena records in VA hospital deaths

    A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena records relating to a waiting list at the Phoenix veterans hospital, and officials said Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki had ordered a nationwide audit of access to care that the agency provides.

    May 8, 2014

  • Climate Report Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

    Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

    May 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • mfp waseca 1 Police say Minn. teen planned to kill family, bomb school

    A 17-year old student is accused of organizing an elaborate plot to murder his family and attack his school sometime in the next two weeks in an effort to kill as many students as he could, according to police.

    May 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Train Derail Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

    Several CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., with three black tankers ending up in the water and leaking some oil, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety efforts pushing for better oversight.

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Severe Weathe_Shav.jpg Powerful storms, tornadoes kill 16 in 3 states

    Emergency officials searched for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 14 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 11.24.06 AM.png VIDEO: Aerial view of Arkansas tornado damage

    Video taken from a drone flyover just south of Mayflower, Arkansas shows the extent of damage from a tornado that touched down Sunday evening.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FUGITIVE SHOT.jpg 'Suicide by cop' death ends police standoff in Mississippi

    A young fugitive was shot and killed by SWAT police in this Mississippi town Friday when he emerged from a three-hour standoff at a relative's home firng a handgun at officers while a crowd of bystanders looked on.

    April 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 18, 2014

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014