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House to take up highway bill as deadline looms
Congress has kept the highway trust fund teetering on the edge of bankruptcy since 2008 through a series of temporary fixes because lawmakers have been unable to find a politically acceptable long-term funding solution.
Michigan ex-prosecutor arrested in murder-for-hire plot
A former Michigan prosecutor was charged Monday with soliciting a hitman to murder a fellow attorney.
Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt
"There was smoke and we were trapped inside. It's a miracle we got out. I thought it was the end." — victim
Air Force’s James aimed ‘deep’ at nuke corps ills
When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago, she announced the nuclear missile corps’ problems run deep, morale is “spotty” and forceful fixes are needed.
Dispatchers praised after rampage suspect gives up
During a 20-minute phone call, Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin persuaded the caller to surrender, as another operator relayed information to officers who surrounded the house where he was holed up, authorities said.
Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport
The snails — which are prohibited in the U.S. — arrived from Nigeria and were being sent to a person in San Dimas, said Lee Harty, a spokeswoman for the customs agency.
Struck by thrown rock, mom fights for life
Four teens charged in incident that happened on Interstate 80 in east-central Pennsylvania near Williamsport around midnight Thursday.
Bull gores Alaska rodeo promoter at his own event
“I have a nice little hole in me,” Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski said today from his hospital bed.
Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess
Jeremiah Heaton told the Bristol Herald Courier that he recently trekked to a small, mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil. No country claims the land.
Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death
Howard Martin was one of 17 servicemen's remains recovered recently among the 52 people who died in the Nov. 22, 1952, tragedy on Mount Gannett 50 miles east of Anchorage.
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