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Oceanographer's ashes going to sea aboard rescued sea turtle

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:00
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — A rescued green sea turtle will be released this weekend back into the Gulf of Mexico, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that nursed it back to health. 2017-09-30T05:16:00-04:00 2017-09-30T09:16:29-04:00
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Illinois officials deny release for parole-eligible killer

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:00
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois authorities refused Friday to release a parole-eligible convicted murderer who is suspected of being part of the notorious "Ripper Crew" that brutally killed as many as 20 women in the 1980s, determining that he lacks an approved place to live. 2017-09-29T20:47:00-04:00 2017-09-30T00:47:59-04:00
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Geologist: Yosemite rock falls don't mean more danger

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:00
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren't stopping climbers intent on scaling the sheer walls of El Capitan and a park geologist says there's no more danger than usual. 2017-09-30T08:32:00-04:00 2017-09-30T12:32:10-04:00
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US faces off with itself in gay skydiver discrimination case

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Before he died in a wingsuit accident in Switzerland three years ago, daredevil Donald Zarda filed a lawsuit claiming he had been sacked from a skydiving instruction job after telling a client he was gay. 2017-09-30T05:53:00-04:00 2017-09-30T09:53:50-04:00
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APNewsBreak: No increased danger after Yosemite rocks fall

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:00
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides, including one involving a slab of granite the size of a 36-story building, occurred this week on the famed El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park. 2017-09-29T15:54:00-04:00 2017-09-29T19:54:45-04:00
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Trump praises Puerto Rico aid, mayor says it's 'killing us'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath Friday even as San Juan's mayor, her voice breaking with rage, accused his administration of "killing us with the inefficiency." 2017-09-29T14:27:00-04:00 2017-09-29T18:27:15-04:00
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Puerto Rico angry at Trump official 'good-news story' remark

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged to help Puerto Ricans recover basic necessities and security in Maria's ruinous aftermath as his homeland security chief tried to escape a tempest of her own making, set off when she called Washington's response to the hurricane a "good-news story." 2017-09-29T12:37:00-04:00 2017-09-29T16:37:16-04:00
Categories: National News

Puerto Rico angry at Trump official 'good news story' remark

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged a relentless effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from hurricane devastation Friday after his homeland security chief stirred a tempest of her own making by declaring the federal response a "good news story." 2017-09-29T10:09:00-04:00 2017-09-29T14:09:42-04:00
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Immigrants line up to renew work permits as program ends

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The line stretches down the block before the sun rises in Los Angeles, made up of immigrants seeking help to renew their work permits under a program that has shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end. 2017-09-29T10:51:00-04:00 2017-09-29T14:51:46-04:00
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Wisconsin girl reaches plea deal in Slender Man case

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:00
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The second of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress horror character Slender Man will plead guilty in a deal that will send her to a state mental hospital and bring an end a case that shocked people in part because the attackers were only 12. 2017-09-29T09:49:00-04:00 2017-09-29T13:49:58-04:00
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Immigrants line up to renew work permits as program ends

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The line stretches down the block before the sun rises in Los Angeles for immigrants seeking help to renew their work permits under a 5-year-old program that has shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end. 2017-09-29T07:13:00-04:00 2017-09-29T11:13:56-04:00
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Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. 2017-09-29T07:24:00-04:00 2017-09-29T11:24:42-04:00
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EPA: Tests show contaminants exposed at Texas Superfund site

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. 2017-09-29T08:16:00-04:00 2017-09-29T12:16:24-04:00
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Yellow wristbands, segregation for Florida homeless in Irma

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless. 2017-09-29T07:26:00-04:00 2017-09-29T11:26:20-04:00
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Lawyer: O.J. Simpson to eat steak, get iPhone after release

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's attorney says he expects the former football star and actor to be released from a Nevada prison "a few days" after Sunday, the first eligible date for Simpson to be paroled under a decision reached by a state panel in July. 2017-09-29T04:40:00-04:00 2017-09-29T08:40:42-04:00
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Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. 2017-09-29T01:59:00-04:00 2017-09-29T05:59:30-04:00
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