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Shipwrecked Costa Concordia successfully re-floated

GIGLIO, ITALY—The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and […]

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Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead […]

Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing […]

SIU clears five Halton officers in shooting death

Five police officers from Halton Region will not be charged in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in November 2013.
The Special Investigations Unit found […]

Swimmer suffers shark bite off of California beach

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF.—A swimmer was bitten Saturday by a juvenile great white shark that grew agitated trying to free itself from a hook a fisherman […]

Free birth control becoming standard for women

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama’s health law, a major coverage shift […]

NHL free agency: Senators trade Jason Spezza to Stars

The Ottawa Senators made the first big move Tuesday, an hour before the window to sign free agents even began.
The Senators traded their captain, Jason […]

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. • Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring […]

Names of bad driving instructors kept secret

Ontario driving instructors have been stripped of their licences due to inappropriate — and in some cases illegal — activity, including selling alcohol and contraband […]