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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, an Indian rickshaw puller sits a top the passenger seat to protect himself  during heavy downpour in Allahabad, India. Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe … 0

Recessions prompt women to opt out of motherhood

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in … 0

Road salt in the wound

Monday, September 29, 2014

DETROIT — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season. And that’s even if they can get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, … 0

Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country’s foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that … 0

Netanyahu slams Islamic extremists, UN rights council

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination … 0

Info? It will cost you

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Officials in Ferguson, Mo., are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old … 0

Caught in the act?

Monday, September 29, 2014

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? … 0

Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer

Monday, September 29, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. — A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. A Circuit Court judge approved the request by county prosecutors Monday in a case involving a drug suspect arrested in February 2013 by officer … 0

US adviser: Afghanistan to sign troop deal Tuesday

Monday, September 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. John Podesta, speaking … 0

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Monday, September 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. … 0

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can’t locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday. The study does not estimate … 0

Cops link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

Monday, September 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have “a significant break” in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished … 0

Wildlife populations down drastically

Monday, September 29, 2014

GENEVA — Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups. The study from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52-percent decline … 0