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  • House passes bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a 277-133 vote on Wednesday, the House approved a bill giving the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to authorize natural gas ...

  • USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying. The revisions to the voluntary standards were ...

  • Female Gitmo guard: no-touch rule diminished me as soldier

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier. The military policewoman who name was not revealed ...

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by ...

  • Williams sisters, Madison Keys picked for US Fed Cup team

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez ...

  • Saudi airman facing 35 years in prison in Vegas rape case

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant will serve at least 35 years in Nevada state prison after being found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. But ...

  • After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to ...

  • California man charged with killing newborn daughter

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting, torturing and killing his nearly 3-week-old daughter. Matthew Brendan Warner, 30, of Santa Clarita, was charged with molesting and killing his 19-day-old daughter, Ellorah, who ...

  • Fact sheet: 2015.5 Volvo S60

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E BASE PRICE: $33,950 for base T5 FWD; $35,450 for T5 AWD; $39,250 for T6 FWD. PRICE AS TESTED: $46,825. TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel drive, five-passenger, premium compact sedan. ENGINE: 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged and supercharged, ...

  • Warren Buffett's sister donates $100 million to Northwestern

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history. Northwestern announced the donation on Wednesday morning from Roberta Buffett ...

  • Volvo's entry car, S60, gets more power, plus fuel economy

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that's nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers. The new S60 with base turbo four cylinder also ranks among the ...

  • Couple in Ga. shot dead after responding to Craigslist offer

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service. Investigators accuse Ronnie ...

  • Cowboy poets in Elko hosting fundraiser for Grass March

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Top names at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering are lending support to a concert fundraiser for organizers of a protest over federal land and water management in the West. Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell is slated to ...

  • With lower oil prices, Sasol delays plan for Louisiana plant

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid falling oil prices, a South Africa-based energy company is delaying final plans for a $14 billion gas-to-liquid plant in Louisiana. Sasol made the announcement Wednesday in a news release about its plans to conserve cash ...

  • 'Selma' star support Cumberbatch over "colored" comment

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," said at ...

  • Mom due in court after dead baby found at recycling center

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — A judge says a woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center is expected to appear in court. The woman's name hasn't been released. Eastpointe District Judge Carl Gerds says he expects ...

  • Theater legend Joel Grey reveals that he is gay

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay. The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a ...

  • Police: Man robbed bank after another robbery attempt foiled

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are looking for a man who robbed a bank after he attempted another robbery that was foiled less than a mile away. Police say employees at a Nevada State Bank reported that a ...

  • NY Assembly considers rewriting rules after speaker's arrest

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reformers in the New York Assembly want to rewrite the rules to limit background dealing and to disperse power after helping force one of the state's most influential politicians to relinquish authority. In two days of ...

  • FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Regulators say companies must now submit new testing data on ...

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