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WASHINGTON (AP) — A daring South Pole medical rescue is underway. An airplane left a British base in Antarctica on Tuesday for the 1,500-mile trip to evacuate a sick worker from a remote U.S. science station. A Twin Otter plane began the trip Tuesday at about 8 a.m. EDT and is...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Pennsylvania congressman was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was found guilty of all...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. The Federal Aviation Administration...
California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and environmental groups...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A daring South Pole medical rescue is underway. An airplane left a British base in Antarctica Tuesday for the 1,500-mile trip to evacuate a sick worker from a U.S. science station. Athena Dinar, spokeswoman for the British Antarctic Survey, said one of two Twin...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines' core can be strangely quiet. The reason is about 20 feet overhead, where bridges link a climate-controlled skywalk...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and...
DENVER (AP) — Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can't use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared — people toking up on sidewalks, in city...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Quran, revered by Muslims, is the centerpiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays exquisitely decorated manuscripts from one of the top Quran collections. The Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery announced...