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Effort to restore ocean fouled by BP spill considered 'uncharted waters'

NEW ORLEANS — Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill ...

Watchdog group wants Cincinnati Zoo held responsible

CINCINNATI — An animal protection watchdog group Tuesday called on federal authorities to hold the Cincinnati Zoo responsible for the death of an endangered western ...

Snowden did U.S. 'service,' former Attorney General Holder says

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he still should return to the ...

NYC rapper held without bail in fatal concert venue shooting

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn rapper is being held without bail in connection with last week's fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue. Troy ...

Dozens shot, 6 dead following Chicago weekend violence

CHICAGO — Gun violence has marked the unofficial start of summer in Chicago, where dozens have been shot and six have been killed over Memorial ...

Director: Zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI — The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a ...

Texas river expected to crest at record level Tuesday

FORT WORTH, Texas — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a ...

Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to ...

1 in 8 in college will drink alcohol today, federal data show

On any given day in America, roughly 1.4 million college students between the ages of 18 and 22 — or more than one out of ...

A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

ST. ALBANS, Vt. — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: ...

Military medals review offers chance to properly honor those who served

The Secretary of the Army hung the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor, around the neck of Walter Joseph Marm Jr. ...

Painful backups begin at airports

The threatened summer of discontent for American travelers got under way on the Memorial Day weekend as the understaffed Transportation Security Administration struggled to keep ...

Virginia prosecutors seek names of restored felons who may now be jurors, but McAuliffe refuses

When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order last month restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who have completed their sentences, ...

Treasure hunters ready for Santa Fe celebration

SANTA FE, N.M. — Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe will converge on the city. The Santa Fe ...

Veterans group races against time to return World War I Purple Hearts

ST. ALBANS, Vt. — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: ...

Shootings at Houston auto shop leave gunman, customer dead

HOUSTON — A man entered a Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood ...

Cancer survivor stunned by attention over graduation denial

PHOENIX — Overwhelming public support is outweighing any lingering bitterness for a suburban Phoenix high school student who kept up with classes through cancer treatments ...

Campers in national forests worried by target shooting

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Campers in Montana's national forests are getting skittish as more sportsmen take advantage of rules that allow target shooting, even though ...

Oregon collie saved by sharp veterinary intern

PORTLAND — A paralyzed collie just moments from being euthanized and his Oregon owners have more days to share, thanks to a sharp-eyed veterinary intern ...

College students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent

Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. During her first year, she faced tuition and ...