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  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 04:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.

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  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 03:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.

    The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends.

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  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 01:39 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Maryland teenager convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.

    Prosecutors say the 21-year-old native of Pakistan has assisted with global terrorism investigations since his 2011 arrest.

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  • Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 12:05 PM

    Holder told the overflow crowd of more than 1,000 that every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to the nation.

    Avowed white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with capital murder and premeditated first-degree murder in the killings Sunday of Dr.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 05:15 AM

    (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.

    The property where the plant is based is home to several businesses that have federal licenses for ammunition or explosives, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight said.

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  • AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 03:05 AM

    The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and chemicals, deep underground to split the rock, and make the oil — and dollars — flow.

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  • Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 01:46 AM

    Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.

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  • Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast
    Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 01:27 AM

    WEST, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.

    Stores of ammonium nitrate exploded in a gigantic blast that registered as a small earthquake and sprayed debris miles away.

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  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug
    Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 06:46 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

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  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts
    Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 04:42 PM

    Bratton, who has been in office for three months, was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, a liberal Democrat, and given a sweeping mandate to ease tensions between the 35,000-officer department and the city's minorities.

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