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  • New claims for unemployment insurance inch down

    New claims for unemployment benefits dipped for the fourth straight week, a sign the job market is improving at a slow but steady pace.

    May 13, 2010

  • At least 96 dead in Libyan plane crash

    A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, killing at least 96 people, the transport minister said. A 10-year-old Dutch boy was the only known survivor.

    May 12, 2010

  • Okla. braces for more storms days after twisters

    Residents in the southern Plains still reeling from a deadly tornado outbreak that forecasters had warned about for days were bracing for even more storms.

    May 12, 2010

  • Lowery gets honorary doctorate from Emory U

    The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Emory University.

    May 11, 2010

  • Oil spill swells to 4M gallons; fixes days off yet

    Black Hawk helicopters peppered Louisiana's barrier islands with 1-ton sacks of sand Monday to bolster the state's crucial wetlands against the epic Gulf of Mexico oil spill — 4 million gallons and growing.

    May 11, 2010

  • What next? After failure, BP mulls gusher options

    A day after icy slush clogged the massive box they hoped would contain an out-of-control oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials on Sunday said they may try again — this time with a smaller box.

    May 10, 2010

  • Giant box getting closer to oil-spewing Gulf well

    A 100-ton concrete-and-steel box plunged toward a blown-out well at the bottom of the sea Friday in a first-of-its-kind attempt to stop most of the gushing crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico.

    May 7, 2010

  • Volunteers help clean while Tenn. still drying out

    Dumpsters dot the Cottonwood subdivision with ductwork, insulation, mattresses and kitchen sinks piled in front of houses. The sound of hammers ripping up sodden floors and fans set at high hum through the air.

    May 7, 2010

  • Official: NYC bomb suspect did dry run days before

    Days before the failed car bomb in Times Square, a Pakistani-American scouted the bustling district in the same vehicle and then, on a second trip, left a getaway car blocks from his chosen target, a law enforcement official has told The Associated Press.

    May 6, 2010

  • Arrest made n NYC car bomb attack

    A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen accused of driving a bomb-laden SUV into Times Square and parking it on a street lined with restaurants and Broadway theaters was to appear in court Tuesday to face charges that he tried to set off a massive fireball and kill Americans, federal authorities said.

    May 4, 2010

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