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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation's capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms that will be built in North Carolina, the schools announced Monday night. George Washington University, American...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine what went wrong, who's to blame and how to prevent similar accidents. Among the issues raised by the crash are some...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican runoff against Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel stands as a test of whether decades of delivering federal largesse trumps conservative demands to slash government spending. The 76-year-old Cochran, the former Senate...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Koons is taking over the Whitney Museum of American Art. The contemporary artist's oversized toy-like sculptures of a dog, gorilla, Popeye and other works spanning a three-decade career will fill nearly the entire museum from June 27 through Oct. 19. "Jeff...
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's on Tuesday. The draft is written in...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of the city of Adak on Alaska's Aleutian Islands evacuated the town site and gathered on a nearby hill Monday after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for part of the island chain. "We're seeing water leave our bay, so we do...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-8.0 earthquake was widely felt in communities along Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Natasha Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center, said the communities...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the...
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a bail request from a friend of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation. Khairullozhon Matanov (hy-ROO'-luh-zhahn MAH'-tuh-nahf), a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr...