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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

Holder to resign

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama’s … 0

US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with … 0

Lights, camera, drones

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Dozens of other … 0

Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community, acknowledging that Michael Brown’s body remained in the street for too … 0

‘Why did you shoot me?’

Thursday, September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina state trooper’s dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense — and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been … 0

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering Thursday that there is a “significant gap” between what’s been offered so far … 0

For Turkish Kurds, the enemy of their enemy is still their enemy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SURUC, Turkey — Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between … 0

FBI chief: Apple, Google phone encryption is perilous

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. James Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters that U.S. officials are in talks with the two companies, … 0

Making amends

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe. Much of the … 0

US may have identified man in beheading videos

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at … 0