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Philadelphia police renaming valor medal for slain officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him — an act so noble that Philadelphia's police department will rename its valor medal in his honor, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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Vanuatu residents remain in shelters after massive cyclone

 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night Saturday after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by the powerful storm, aid workers said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate the causes of offshore oil spills.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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Police: Man shoots family of 5, killing father, daughter

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — When Donna Davis opened her door shortly after midnight, what she saw reminded her of a scene out of a horror movie. A mother and two children, a boy and a girl, were covered in blood after being shot in their home across the road.

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Salvage crew at Fla. site of helicopter crash that killed 11

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A salvage barge moved off the Florida Panhandle coast to lift the wreckage of a shattered Black Hawk helicopter from the waters, days after seven Marines and four soldiers were killed when the aircraft crashed in dense fog on a nighttime training mission.

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Revamped environmental law raises hope for cleanup in China

BEIJING (AP) — People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughens environmental penalties and makes clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue.

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UN head urges better safeguards for climate disasters

SENDAI, Japan (AP) — The president of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu appealed to a U.N. disaster conference Saturday for help as a powerful cyclone swept across his archipelago, driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change.

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Ukraine's grinding war stains innocence of childhood

KHARTSYZK, Ukraine (AP) — Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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