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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexic ...more

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UNPHA, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almo ...more

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LONDON (AP) — A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials.David Snoxell says he's shocked that anyone took his exchange of letters with ...more

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents have been displaced after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing their evacuation.Most received urgent knocks at their doors between midnight ...more

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria killed at least 10 people on Thursday afternoon, state police said, the latest in a string of almost daily attacks by suspected Islamist militants. A ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):___11:04 a.m.Greece's economic partners in the 19-country eurozone appear to be withstanding the escalation of the Greek debt crisis, with business ...more

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.A warrant was issued Thursday for 55-year-old Brian Dutcher of Tomah, t ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concert ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination.___THE BRIEFJim Webb has built a long career as a soldier, writer, Navy secretary under Presiden ...more