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As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

April 21st, 2014 3:43 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

After the 9/11 attacks, many Americans joined the military and headed to Afghanistan and Iraq. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, thousands of young officers are being told they have to leave.

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Teen stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

Teen stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

April 21st, 2014 12:42 pm by By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A 16-year-old boy survived a harrowing trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean after climbing into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet, emerging unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen.

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Update: UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

Update: UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

April 21st, 2014 6:56 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

In a statement released one hour before the scheduled start of a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga, UAW President Bob King stated, "The UAW is ready to put February's tainted election in the rearview mirror."

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Boston Marathon under tight security

Boston Marathon under tight security

April 21st, 2014 6:49 am by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

More than 100 cameras have been installed along the route in Boston, and 50 or so "observation points" will be set up around the finish line "to monitor the crowd."

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Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

April 20th, 2014 8:08 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had three options when legislation banning forced annexations by municipalities arrived at his desk a few days ago.

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

April 20th, 2014 6:17 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows.

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Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

April 20th, 2014 3:20 pm by Associated Press

Jenkintown, Pa., Mayor Ed Foley, in a gut-busting campaign to draw attention to the tiny borough's varied restaurant scene, set out to visit all 24 of them on Saturday, starting with a pre-dawn visit to IHOP.

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Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

April 19th, 2014 7:05 pm by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

April 19th, 2014 2:55 pm by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the country's traditional political battle lines. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, and some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking.

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

April 19th, 2014 2:26 pm by Associated Press

Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.

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