Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s inspector general says a contractor that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest. A report issued Wednesday said the...
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NASA announces ‘mother lode’ of new planets: 715

This handout artist conception provided by NASA depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. Our galaxy is looking far...
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Collins, Nets dealing with bright spotlight

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins talks with reporters during practice on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Collins became the first openly gay active athlete in North America’s four major professional sports Sunday, Feb. 23, signing a 10-day...
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Arizona governor held meetings over rights bill

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own...

Finalists Announced In Ohio APME Newspaper Contest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — DIVISION IV, Newspapers with daily circulation of 25,000 to 74,999 Best Headline Writer: Jeff Verbus, The (Canton) Repository; Richard Logan, The (Youngstown) Vindicator; Matt Arnold, The (Youngstown) Vindicator. Best Business Writer: Shane Hoover, The...

Target faces bigger challenges than TJX

NEW YORK (AP) — History doesn’t always repeat itself. The hit to TJX Cos. was minimal after it disclosed in 2007 a massive data breach of customer information at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores. But Target Corp. isn’t faring as well: More than...

Tesla plans new battery factory; will employ 6,500

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people. Tesla plans to start construction this year and complete the factory in 2017. The...
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A look at the changing obesity landscape for kids

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program to educate children about nutrition and...

New Marvel live-action series to film in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will become home to the “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen.” Four of Marvel’s characters will come to life in a live-action series that will be filmed principally in the state and aired on Netflix. The announcement was made...
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Male, female athletes close to equity at NBC

Members of Team Canada celebrate after defeating the United States during sudden death overtime women’s hockey final action at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) Members of Team Canada...