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Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pictures of fouled beaches and oil-coated birds flashed on a courtroom screen Tuesday as the U.S. government began making its case that BP should pay an additional $13.7 billion in environmental penalties for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which spilled millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world powers on a lasting nuclear deal, according to a confidential U.N. report released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

PARIS (AP) — Four men appeared in a Paris court Tuesday, the first to face charges in the Paris terror attacks that left 20 people dead, including three gunmen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Police: Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himself

BOSTON (AP) — A man shot a doctor inside a prestigious hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician, before killing himself, police said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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MLK honored; scattered protests over black deaths by police

 

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of the slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. exhorted the nation on King's federal holiday to act out against injustice but to heed her father's message of nonviolence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Questions and answers about the State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone who has closely followed President Barack Obama since 2015 opened might wonder what he has left to say Tuesday night when he delivers the annual State of the Union address.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Judicial candidates' appeals for campaign cash at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing whether candidates for elected judgeships have a constitutional right to make personal appeals for campaign cash.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

 

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: "Their lives are the top priority."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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