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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- It's easy to think the railroads are unsafe when there are pictures of burning, derailed cars on the nightly news. But the nation's railroads are actually safer than ever, government statistics show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sales of bank-owned homes have plunged to a five-year low, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town of 2,800 didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were. Even rescue workers didn't know what they were up against.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official with bipartisan credentials, as the next FBI director. In a possible warning sign, the top Republican on the Senate committee that would review the nomination said Comey would face questions about his ties to Wall Street.
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese newborn who was trapped in a sewer pipe moments after his birth has been released from hospital into the care of his grandparents. Local officials and media reports said Thursday that authorities have concluded it was an accident, meaning his unwed mother is unlikely to be criminally charged.
CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. For just the second time in NHL history, the final four teams remaining in the playoffs are
By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Hicks homered again and made another run-saving catch for Minnesota, helping Samuel Deduno and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Deduno (1-1) pitched into the eighth inning, the longest start for a Twins pitcher in more than a month, and gave up four hits and one run.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department says a non-approved strain of genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's newest Supreme Court justice, David Lillehaug has announced he has throat cancer, but says it won't keep him from serving on the high court. Lillehaug said in a statement Wednesday that he got his diagnosis last week. He says the cancer was caught early, is localized and is highly curable. Lillehaug says he'll undergo treatment in Minneapolis starting in mid-June. He says he plans to join the court on Monday as scheduled. He says Gov. Mark Dayton and Chief Justice Lorie Gildea support his plan to work throughout treatment.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country.