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Road to Grand Canyon's North Rim to reopen

The Associated Press
May 9 2014 - 7:41am

JACOB LAKE, Ariz. -- A state road that takes motorists to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon reopens next week.State Route 67 regularly is closed over the winter season due to heavy snowfall. State Department of Transportation officials say traffic is welcome again starting Thursday.

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Labor Department asked to block wage hike for military’s fast-food restaurants

Michael Fletcher, The Washington Post
May 8 2014 - 7:20am

WASHINGTON -- One of the first fruits of a series of one-day strikes by low-wage employees of federal contractors last year was the broadening of a Labor Department rule to make fast-food workers on military bases eligible for a health-and-welfare benefit of $3.81 an hour.

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Fire causes I-15 bridge to collapse

The Associated Press
May 7 2014 - 8:36am

HESPERIA, Calif. -- Crews on Tuesday reopened one side of a major California-to-Nevada route blocked by a bridge fire a day earlier that stalled traffic for hours and left charred wreckage slumping onto the highway.

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Firstborn girls are statistically more likely to run the world

Katy Waldman, Slate
May 7 2014 - 8:26am

WASHINGTON -- There's a hunger in psychology for birth-order effects -- prophecies about personality that originate in whether your siblings are older or younger than you. Alfred Adler, a student of Freud, pioneered the idea that firstborns seek out leadership roles, delight in rules and order, and value achievement; that lastborns tend to be...

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Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives

Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press
May 6 2014 - 10:58am

WASHINGTON -- Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

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Pilot who crashed at air show was fit to perform

The Associated Press
May 6 2014 - 10:53am

FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- A pilot who crashed and died while performing a stunt at a Northern California air show had recently passed a skills test that included his flying routines, the head of an air show trade association said.

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Remembering L'Wren. The designer and stylist was one of the fashion world's rare humorists.

Simon Doonan, Slate
May 6 2014 - 10:48am

NEW YORK -- The fashion world is not known for its abundance of humorists. L'Wren Scott, the designer and stylist who died last month, and whose memorial service took place in New York City last week, was an exception. Yes, she was talented and elegant and soignee, but she was also hilarious and unexpectedly madcap. The tabloid reportage and...

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High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
May 5 2014 - 11:01am

WASHINGTON --  Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.The court said in 5-4 decision that the content of the prayers is not significant as long as they do not denigrate non-Christians or proselytize.The ruling by the court's...

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VIDEO: Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press
May 5 2014 - 7:21am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Investigators looking into why eight circus acrobats plummeted to the ground during an aerial hair-hanging stunt have found that a clamp snapped, a public safety official said Monday."We have identified a clamp that snapped that held them to the rafters, and it failed," Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told...

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VIDEO: Botched execution offers new evidence to attorneys

The Associated Press
Apr 30 2014 - 3:10pm

ST. LOUIS -- A bungled execution in Oklahoma provides death penalty opponents with a fresh, startling example of how lethal injections can go wrong. But the odds of successfully challenging the nation's main form of capital punishment will probably hinge on exactly what caused the inmate's apparent agony.

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VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes leave paths of destruction in Arkansas, Oklahoma

The Associated Press
Apr 28 2014 - 2:43pm

VILONIA, Ark. -- The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community shelter at a Vilonia school, hurrying in among the last to get inside the fortified gym.

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VIDEO: Conservative leaders break with Nevada rancher Bundy

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, Wesley Lowery
Apr 25 2014 - 10:29am

Prominent Republicans and conservative news media outlets rallied in recent weeks around the cause of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose armed standoff with authorities over grazing rights on federal land had made him an instant folk hero on the right.But Bundy's GOP defenders, including Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada and Rand Paul Kentucky, rapidly...

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VIDEO: Dramatic school bus accident injures kids, driver

The Associated Press
Apr 25 2014 - 9:48am

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 12 middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press
May 5 2014 - 7:21am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Investigators looking into why eight circus acrobats plummeted to the ground during an aerial hair-hanging stunt have found that a clamp snapped, a public safety official said Monday."We have identified a clamp that snapped that held them to the rafters, and it failed," Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: May 5 2014 - 1:39pm


VIDEO: Botched execution offers new evidence to attorneys

The Associated Press
Apr 30 2014 - 3:10pm

ST. LOUIS -- A bungled execution in Oklahoma provides death penalty opponents with a fresh, startling example of how lethal injections can go wrong. But the odds of successfully challenging the nation's main form of capital punishment will probably hinge on exactly what caused the inmate's apparent agony.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 30 2014 - 5:22pm


VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes leave paths of destruction in Arkansas, Oklahoma

The Associated Press
Apr 28 2014 - 2:43pm

VILONIA, Ark. -- The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community shelter at a Vilonia school, hurrying in among the last to get inside the fortified gym.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 28 2014 - 6:33pm


VIDEO: Conservative leaders break with Nevada rancher Bundy

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, Wesley Lowery
Apr 25 2014 - 10:29am

Prominent Republicans and conservative news media outlets rallied in recent weeks around the cause of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose armed standoff with authorities over grazing rights on federal land had made him an instant folk hero on the right.But Bundy's GOP defenders, including Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada and Rand Paul Kentucky, rapidly...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 25 2014 - 10:29am


VIDEO: Dramatic school bus accident injures kids, driver

The Associated Press
Apr 25 2014 - 9:48am

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 12 middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 25 2014 - 10:55am


VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:27pm


VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 10:08am


VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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