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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling
Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

By JOAN LOWY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for...full story
updated 2014-04-24 03:01 AM
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling Rail safety effort marred by squabbling
By JOAN LOWY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies

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French Results, SOC

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

FA charges Mourinho, Ramires over bad conduct FA charges Mourinho, Ramires over bad conduct

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Health insurance a casualty of Greek austerity

Associated Press

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

How Piketty's research shaped wealth gap debate
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Syrian activists accused regime of new gas attacks
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:01 AM

AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors. AOL....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
By PETER ORSI
Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) -- Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:01 AM

PSG beats Evian 1-0 in France
By TRUNG LATIEULE
Associated Press

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Asian Champions League Results, SOC

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French Standings, SOC

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Real Madrid's Ronaldo returns against Bayern Real Madrid's Ronaldo returns against Bayern

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Berlusconi: I'll start helping elderly next week

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ROME (AP) -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:01 AM

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By BERNARD CONDON, JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

Ovation guitar factory in US is closing
By DAVE COLLINS
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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

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2014-04-24 03:01 AM

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