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By By ALAN FRAM | May 23, 2015 1:30 am
Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions
  • California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 1:18 am
    A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.
  • Quotations in the News
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 12:54 am
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.
  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 12:12 am
    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
  • Indianapolis 500 finds women drivers in short supply
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 12:00 am
    Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice.
  • Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 11:42 pm
    A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said.
  • Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 11:01 pm
    A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.
  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:54 pm
    Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.
  • Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:42 pm
    Boats carrying 582 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims washed ashore in Seunuddon, North Aceh district, western Indonesia. They were believed to be from four ships abandoned by their captains and smugglers. Many were sick and weak after more than two months at sea, and dozens were rushed to hospitals for medical treatment. They were first taken to a sports stadium in Lhoksukon, the district capital. They are now being sheltered separately in Lhokseumawe, the former capital and closest big town.
  • Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:12 pm
    The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members.
  • Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:12 pm
    A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.
  • B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 9:38 pm
    B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.
  • Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 9:24 pm
    A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 8:30 pm
    A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.
  • Former CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 7:54 pm
    A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away.
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