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Coast Guard: El Faro ship lost propulsion

The missing container ship El Faro lost propulsion and was disabled at sea, a Coast Guard official said Tuesday, leaving it floundering in the path of Hurricane Joaquin.

The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded that El Faro, which was carrying 28 Americans...

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BP settles final Gulf oil spill claims for $20 billion

Oil giant BP will pay out more than $20 billion to settle claims against it for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

The deal, announced by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, is the largest settlement with a single entity in the department'...

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Snowden: 'I've volunteered to go to prison'

Edward Snowden says he's offered "many times" to go to prison in the United States as part of a deal to return from exile in Russia but is still waiting for an answer from the American government.

The former National Security Agency contractor who lea...

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Pilot dies during American Airlines flight

Medical emergencies are rare, but hardly unprecedented in commercial flights.

It's far less common when they involve the plane's pilot -- and that pilot dies.

That's what happened Monday on an American Airlines flight between Phoenix and Boston.


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Scientists from Japan, Canada win physics Nobel

Two scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking work showing that neutrinos -- electrically neutral subatomic particles -- have mass, contrary to what had been thought.

The prize was awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. ...

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NATO slams Russian violation of Turk airspace

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Syrian state media reported Tuesday that joint Russian and Syrian airstrikes hit ISIS targets in the modern city of Palmyra, adjacent to the ancient ruins. The airstrikes hit "ISIS hideouts," destroying 20 armored v...

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Europe cracks down on U.S. tech with data ruling

Facebook and other big tech companies have just lost big time in Europe.

They might soon be forced to radically change the way they deal with user data after the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that they can't simply hand it over to U.S. aut...

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Attack on Yemen hotel housing officials

A rocket-propelled grenade hit a hotel in the Yemeni city of Aden that houses members of deposed President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi's government, officials said.

At least 15 people were killed in the attack Tuesday on the Al Qasr hotel, according to th...

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South Carolina flooding: dams breached

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns: Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested yet.

Here's the latest on the mammoth flooding tormenting the region:

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Fantasy sports giants focus on cheating concerns

Two of the biggest companies in the $1.5 billion business of fantasy sports, DraftKings and FanDuel, have banned employees from playing fantasy games for money amid claims that workers used insider information to place their own bets.

The two companie...

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