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National & World EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups
Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.
National & World Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work? Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?
Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years - repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps - the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
National & World China arrests US aid work in North Korean border town
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
National & World Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say
The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.
National & World Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court - social conservatives and law enforcement.
National & World Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
National & World Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
National & World FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack (Photo Gallery)
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in.