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Oil spill fouls Curacao shore, threatens flamingos

The Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezuela. Conservationists said Monday that the oil spill at Curacao's Jan Kok area was from at least one nearby storage tank owned by...

Oil spill fouls Curacao shore, threatens flamingos

The Associated Press

August 26, 2012


Filed under News

  KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezuela. Conservationists said Monday that the oil spill at Curacao's Jan Kok area was from at least one nearby storage tank owned by...

Romney says abortion legal for mother’s health

DONNA CASSATA,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney says he is in favor of abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health and life of the mother. The presidential candidate's addition of the health of the mother is certain to raise questions about Romney's position among conservatives. Health can be bro...

Romney says abortion legal for mother’s health

DONNA CASSATA,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney says he is in favor of abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health and life of the mother. The presidential candidate's addition of the health of the mother is certain to raise questions about Romney's position among conservatives. Health can be bro...

Photos scrutinized in Alaska bear mauling probe

RACHEL D'ORO,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The grizzly bear stares at the camera with a look that appears ominous in the last photograph snapped by Richard White just before the animal mauled him to death in Alaska's Denali National Park. The photo is among 26 taken of the male bear by the 49-year-old San Diego b...

Photos scrutinized in Alaska bear mauling probe

RACHEL D'ORO,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The grizzly bear stares at the camera with a look that appears ominous in the last photograph snapped by Richard White just before the animal mauled him to death in Alaska's Denali National Park. The photo is among 26 taken of the male bear by the 49-year-old San Diego b...

San Francisco archbishop-elect in DUI arrest

ELLIOT SPAGAT,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, San Diego police said Monday. The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, a vigorous supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban, was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday...

San Francisco archbishop-elect in DUI arrest

ELLIOT SPAGAT,Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, San Diego police said Monday. The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, a vigorous supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban, was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday...

Before and after: New Orleans since Katrina

The Associated Press

August 26, 2012


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  Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, bringing death, destruction and despair. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out, about 80 percent of the city was underwater and 1,800 people were killed. In the seven years since, the city has rebuilt many areas and billions of dollars ...

Before and after: New Orleans since Katrina

The Associated Press

August 26, 2012


Filed under News

  Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, bringing death, destruction and despair. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out, about 80 percent of the city was underwater and 1,800 people were killed. In the seven years since, the city has rebuilt many areas and billions of dollars ...

Isaac could shake up security for GOP convention

TAMARA LUSH,Associated Press

August 23, 2012


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  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac could force a shakeup of the security plans for the GOP convention in Tampa, because about half of the expected officers come from other parts of Florida and some could be forced to stay home for the storm, authorities said Thursday. But Gov. Rick Scott said th...

Mexican Navy: Police fired on US gov’t vehicle

E. EDUARDO CASTILLO,Associated Press

August 23, 2012


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  MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican federal police fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle and wounded two U.S. government employees Friday after their vehicle drove into a rural, mountainous area outside the capital where the officers were looking for criminals, Mexican and U.S. officials said. The two embassy em...

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