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Vietnam: Chinese ships ram vessels near oil rig

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Chinese ships have been ramming into and firing water cannons at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from putting an oil rig in the South China Sea, according to officials and video footage Wednesday, in a dangerous escalation of tensions over waters considered a global flashpoint.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Report: Climate change already affecting US

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it came time to deliver a new federal report detailing what global warming is doing to America and the dire forecast for the future, President Barack Obama turned to the pros who regularly deliver the bad news about wild weather: TV meteorologists.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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House Democrats protest plan for Benghazi panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats insist that a special select committee on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, raising doubts about their participation in the election-year investigation of the Obama administration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Vatican: 848 priests defrocked for abuse since '04

GENEVA (AP) — The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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China's Alibaba seeks blockbuster IPO in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba Group, the king of e-commerce in China, is dangling a deal that could turn into one of the biggest IPOs in history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Water flows uphill? Maybe, in California drought

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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GOP to examine claim that EPA blocking probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearslong turf battle between the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general and an EPA unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff is getting an airing before Congress by a top investigator who accuses the EPA administrator's office of illegally operating a "rogue enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Tornado-stricken town rebuilds with clean energy

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — After a mammoth tornado wiped out most of this rural Kansas community in 2007, supporters of clean energy in the state seized on an unusual opportunity to rebuild a town from the ground up with the latest green technology.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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