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Cleanup of oily goo could allow California beaches to reopen

Cleanup of oily goo could allow California beaches to reopen

77 mins ago
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort. Full Story
Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

90 mins ago
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Full Story
Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit

Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit

1 hour 56 mins ago
CHICAGO (AP) — He infuriated Republican leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with presidential primary voters. Full Story
Physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,000 in online auction

Physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,000 in online auction

2 hours 1 min ago
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002. Full Story
New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

5 hours 59 mins ago
MIAMI (AP) — Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch. Full Story

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Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

8 hours 41 mins ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942. Full Story
Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

8 hours 54 mins ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other. Full Story
Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches

Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches

12 hours 38 mins ago
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said. Full Story