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WASHINGTON (AP) — The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds— bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass — are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many of America's protected parks and wilderness areas, a new study finds...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Congress should consider authorizing the U.S. Department of Energy to study encasing much of the nuclear waste at the nation's largest waste repository in a cement-like mixture instead of turning it into glass logs, according to a new report from the U.S...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel in the United States has become a combustible mix in which passengers aren't the only ones treated unfairly, senators were told Thursday. Travelers all too frequently take out their frustrations on airline employees, including flight attendants and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a federal inmate in Atlanta and his fiancée ran an "inmate taxi service," taking inmates around town to restaurants and hotels and returning them to prison in exchange for money. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Deldrick Jackson and 38-year-old Kelly...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club's owner said Thursday. "...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers are so concerned about stricter driver's license requirements mandated by the federal government that they're determined to defy the standards, risking new hassles next year for residents trying to fly or enter military...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be urging enforcement of economic sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs when he holds a working lunch Thursday with foreign ministers of the 10-nation Southeast Asia bloc. The region's top...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senator says he thinks the airline industry has become anti-competitive and is hurting the flying public. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says air travelers often tell him they "feel like they're being treated as self-loading cargo rather than as valued consumers."...
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about...