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A look at large coal ash spills in the US
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. The Obama announcement ended a six-year effort that began after a massive spill of the ash that contains toxins at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the EPA has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states wit...
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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life
DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....
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U. Va. Board chair decries 'drive-by journalism'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday, saying the magazine unfairly tarnished the school's image with a piece of "drive-by journalism," hurt innocent people and set back sex assault prevention efforts....
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Jail boss: Restrictive NYC unit will stop violence
NEW YORK (AP) -- Correction officials on Friday encouraged the city's jail watchdog board to approve a proposed rule change to allow for the creation of a 250-bed restrictive housing unit at Rikers Island for the 2.2 percent of inmates they say are responsible for the vast majority of violence....
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Great Lakes wolves ordered returned to endangered list
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A federal judge has overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list....
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Report: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed
The FBI used flawed scientific methods to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others, federal auditors said Friday in a report sure to fuel skepticism over the FBI's conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator....
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Sheriff: Beheading photo sent to New York lawmaker
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York sheriff said Friday he has contacted federal authorities to investigate a threatening photo of a beheading sent to an Orthodox Jewish lawmaker....
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LA airport OKs $4B link from terminals to trains
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leaders at the Los Angeles International Airport have formally given the go-ahead to a $4 billion plan to build an "automated people mover" that would connect terminals to the region's rail system....
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Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday....
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UN urging Taliban to reduce Afghan civilian casualties
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. says it's been talking to the Taliban about reducing civilian casualties in Afghanistan but hasn't seen any change on the ground, where it attributes 75 percent of deaths and injuries this year to the insurgent group that used to rule the country....
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Cam shows 2nd hatched penguin at National Aviary
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Web camera has captured images of the second of two endangered African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh....
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NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine....
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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming....
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Driver charged after car crashes into crowd
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- A woman was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly driving into a crowd outside a California church, killing four people including a 6-year-old boy....
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Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A drilling company has pleaded guilty to committing environmental and maritime crimes in Alaska's Arctic....
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