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  • Management, safety cited for radiation release Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
    This April 2, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Department of Energy shows workers underground inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility in Carlsbad, N.M., for the first time since the Feb. 14 radiological release. The operators of this federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump are bracing for a scathing report Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on their response to a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the southeastern New Mexico facility two months ago. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Energy)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Department of Energy investigators say a radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of safety at the 15-year-old site.

  • Postal workers union protest Staples program Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
    Postal worker Sophia Joseph, left, and retired postal worker Barbara Burkhalter hold signs outside a Staples store during a protest in Dallas, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Thousands of postal workers around the nation are expected to picket outside Staples' stores to protest a pilot program of postal counters in the stores that are staffed with Staples employees. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees.

  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
    This image provided by Rachel Anderson shows officials at the site of an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Opal, Wyo. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated to an area about 3 miles outside the town as a precaution. Opal has about 95 residents and is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rachel Anderson)

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.

  • Sriracha hot sauce founder David Tran, at podium, left, addresses a city council meeting in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance. Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
    2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too … More »2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

    Sriracha hot sauce founder David Tran, at podium, left, addresses a city council meeting in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance. Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

  • A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in Maui
    Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flight Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    A Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of … More »Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flight

    A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in Maui

    A Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of a jet said in a radio interview that he thanks God his son is alive. The 15-year-old boy from the San Francisco Bay area city of Santa Clara, who ran away …

  • FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage stands in front of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands that was used for dozens of U.S. nuclear tests after World War II is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant violations' of international law. The suit was filed on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the ICJ. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers Associated Press - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented … More »Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage stands in front of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands that was used for dozens of U.S. nuclear tests after World War II is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant violations' of international law. The suit was filed on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the ICJ. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

  • 10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos Associated Press - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting … More »10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

  • The entrance to the headquarters for Cure International is seen on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Lemoyne, Pa. An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Cure International Hospital in western Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. (AP Photo/Peter Jackson)
    Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting Associated Press - 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed … More »Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting

    The entrance to the headquarters for Cure International is seen on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Lemoyne, Pa. An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Cure International Hospital in western Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. (AP Photo/Peter Jackson)

    LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed three American physicians and wounded a U.S. nurse.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, tourist Christian Styles, right, and Katy Little, left, both of Des Moines, Iowa, ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo. Styles is on Joker, a Belgian draft horse, while Little rides Dodge, a quarter horse. The outfit uses draft horses along with quarter horses for tourists. The bigger horses are better able to handle the mountainous terrain as well as heavy riders. Stables across the West are employing more of the larger draft horses to accommodate people who have gotten heavier in recent years. (AP Photo/P Solomon Banda)
    Big riders mean big horses on Western trails Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add … More »Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, tourist Christian Styles, right, and Katy Little, left, both of Des Moines, Iowa, ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo. Styles is on Joker, a Belgian draft horse, while Little rides Dodge, a quarter horse. The outfit uses draft horses along with quarter horses for tourists. The bigger horses are better able to handle the mountainous terrain as well as heavy riders. Stables across the West are employing more of the larger draft horses to accommodate people who have gotten heavier in recent years. (AP Photo/P Solomon Banda)

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Detroit Police Department is Mike Reda. The 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday, April 24, 2014 to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home in October 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department, File)
    Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. More »Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Detroit Police Department is Mike Reda. The 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday, April 24, 2014 to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home in October 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department, File)

    DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.

  • FILE - A June 24, 2010 photo from files showing Mark Shand, left, brother of The Duchess of Cornwall showing her an elephant sculpture titled Mr. Cameron as she is escorted around the Elephant Parade exhibition at Chelsea Hospital Gardens. Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday, April 23, 2014, after falling late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ian Nicholson, Pool, File)
    Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and … More »Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    FILE - A June 24, 2010 photo from files showing Mark Shand, left, brother of The Duchess of Cornwall showing her an elephant sculpture titled Mr. Cameron as she is escorted around the Elephant Parade exhibition at Chelsea Hospital Gardens. Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday, April 23, 2014, after falling late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ian Nicholson, Pool, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.

  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is … More »Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    TOKYO (AP) — As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that is key to his agenda in the region.

  • FILE- In this Sept. 5, 1975 file photo, U.S. Secret Service agents put handcuffs on Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme after she pointed at President Gerald Ford, in Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 40 years after the former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. (AP Photo/File)
    Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination … More »Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    FILE- In this Sept. 5, 1975 file photo, U.S. Secret Service agents put handcuffs on Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme after she pointed at President Gerald Ford, in Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 40 years after the former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. (AP Photo/File)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.

  • This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)
    Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, … More »Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them both on track to be executed as early as next week.

  • FILE - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, in this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo. Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea. The Vermont House approved the measure Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014 about a week after the state Senate, and Gov. Peter Shumlin said he plans to sign it. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
    Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division … More »Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    FILE - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, in this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo. Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea. The Vermont House approved the measure Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014 about a week after the state Senate, and Gov. Peter Shumlin said he plans to sign it. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

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