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Round-the-clock cleanup effort continues on oil-fouled California beach

SANTA BARBARA — Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and f ... »

Charges dropped: Ray Rice completes diversion program

Charges dropped: Ray Rice completes diversion program

Domestic violence charges against former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will be ... »

U.S. offers public look at Osama bin Laden’s private library

Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

WASHINGTON — Suffice it to say Osama bin Laden’s bedside table held no beach reads or steamy no ... »

Takata doubling U.S. recall for defective air bags to 34 million vehicles

WASHINGTON/DETROIT — Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehic ... »

Obama gets his own presidential account on Twitter

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter on Monday, quickly amassing tens of thousands ... »

Obama to set new limits on police use of military equipment

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to put in place new restrictions on the use of military equipment by police departments, following ... »

Record prices coming for ‘breaker eggs’ as result of bird flu outbreak

CHICAGO — Joe Greco, who’s been churning out cookies and cakes for 27 years, usually uses about 600 pounds of liquid eggs a week at h ... »

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack

BOSTON — A U.S. jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that kil ... »

‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King dies at 89

Blues legend B.B. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to St ... »

Accused gun smugglers will stay in jail

CEDAR RAPIDS — After a three-hour federal hearing, during which prosecutors said they have an “overwhelming” amount of evidenc ... »

Investigators review data from fatal Philadelphia train crash

PHILADELPHIA — Federal investigators were reviewing data from the black box recovered from the wreckage of an Amtrak train that derailed in ... »

Justice Department launches civil rights probe into Baltimore policing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced a federal civil rights investigation into the legality of the Baltimore police ... »

Report: Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash on outbound flight

PARIS — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the French Alps rehearsed the fatal maneuver on the morning of t ... »

Wells report concludes Patriots ‘more probable than not’ deflated game balls

The Ted Wells report on the incident that's come to be known as “Deflategate” concludes that the New England Patriots “more proba ... »

Parents of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes keep a lonely vigil

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — He called his mother “Goober” and his father “Bobbo,” affectionate names from a different li ... »