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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to parties, ringing in the new year has nothing on the swearing-in soirees for governors across the country. In Texas, organizers are hoping to raise $4 million to celebrate the incoming governor and are planning a concert headlined by Lady...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant. The new project will turn...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding self-inflicted calamities that make voters wonder if the party can govern competently...
CAIRO (AP) — Abu Anas al-Libi, a man accused by federal prosecutors of being an al-Qaida member involved in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, died of complications from liver surgery, his wife said Saturday. He was 50. U.S. special forces raided Libya in...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. says a suspected al-Qaida terrorist charged in the 1998 attacks on embassies in east Africa that killed more than 200 people has died in federal custody days before his trial was to start. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a court filing that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. A new focus on the environment would mean asking people to choose more fruits,...
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost...
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A relative says the man who shot and killed his wife, two grown children and then himself had been dealing with a series of family and other problems that left him overwhelmed. The man's brother tells the Modesto Bee ( http://bit.ly/1K8rt9C ) that after...
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four people have been killed in a small plane crash and a 7-year-old girl apparently survived and walked away from the wreckage. Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police says a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home...