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  • Environmentalists fight $7M Duke Energy pollution deal
    Associated Press | February 12, 2016 1:52 am
    Environmentalists are challenging in court a surprise deal in which North Carolina regulators settle decades of suspected groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits for $7 million.
  • Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada
    Associated Press | February 12, 2016 1:01 am
    In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
  • Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert
    Associated Press | February 12, 2016 12:44 am
    President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
  • Death of officer, 2nd killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
    Associated Press | February 12, 2016 12:12 am
    The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest.
  • Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid
    Associated Press | February 12, 2016 12:00 am
    Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.
  • In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:52 pm
    In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed.
  • Small plane crashes off Florida Panhandle; search underway
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:52 pm
    Official say a small plane crashed off the coast of Destin on the Florida Panhandle, and a search is underway.
  • Official: 2 officers injured, suspect dead in Georgia chase
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:24 pm
    Authorities say a chase and shooting on an interstate in central Georgia has left one person dead of a self-inflicted gunshot and two officers injured, potentially by friendly fire.
  • Titans of Mavericks surf contest takes place Friday
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:52 pm
    A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday.
  • Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:44 pm
    The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public.
  • Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:32 pm
    Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.
  • Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 9:52 pm
    President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
  • Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 9:32 pm
    Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.
  • Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 9:16 pm
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated.
  • Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 8:56 pm
    A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.