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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

US-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows

Friday, September 26, 2014

BEIRUT — American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists in Syria and Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition expanded to include Britain, Denmark and Belgium. The European … 0

Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home

Friday, September 26, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured night, tossing and turning and screaming “They will kill me! They will kill me!” … 0

US official: Khorasan Group threat to aviation

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — An al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes this week, represents “a clear and present danger” to commercial flights to Europe and the United States, the Obama administration’s top aviation security official said Friday. The purpose of the … 0

Police: Trooper ambush suspect researched manhunts

Friday, September 26, 2014

Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein performed extensive Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts, experimented with explosives and might have booby-trapped the woods where authorities are looking for him, Pennsylvania State Police said Friday, two weeks after … 0

Teacher gets 10 years in custody in student rape case

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in custody in a student rape case that led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim. Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, was resentenced by Judge Randal … 0

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

Friday, September 26, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers … 0

Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees. The Defense Department proposed new rules … 0

Ferguson unrest persists despite chief’s gesture

Friday, September 26, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash … 0

Taliban beheads 12 in Afghan clash

Friday, September 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — A major Taliban offensive in a strategic province south of Kabul has left at least 12 people dead and destroyed scores of homes, officials said Friday, illustrating the insurgent group’s growing strength as Afghanistan prepares to inaugurate a new president. After a week of heavy … 0

Lineups for Sunday news shows

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pre-empted by coverage of Ryder Cup golf. CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Tony Blinken, deputy … 0