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GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River. Officials say elevated levels of benzene were found in samples taken from...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Six members of a family were unaccounted for after a fierce fire reduced a multimillion-dollar waterfront mansion near Maryland's capital to a scorched stone framework. Two teddy bears and flowers now rest near the front gate and teary-eyed neighbors have...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Members of Club Nintendo earned "coins" by registering products or completing surveys. They could exchange those...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. It works like this: When you apply for coverage on HealthCare...
CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his visit to the Middle East. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save the men, saying: "...
NEW YORK (AP) — With home-as-hotel sites like Airbnb doing booming business, New York City lawmakers are scrutinizing how the trend affects the housing market and economy. A City Council hearing Tuesday is shaping up to be a wide-ranging faceoff over the pros and cons of short-...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the touch-based writing system for the visually...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday. Their task will be to decide...