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Students to test drive energy efficient vehicles

03/30/2014 2:10am
Mayor Mike Duggan and Shell are scheduled to recognize students from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who are building energy efficient vehicles as part of a global competition.

Chinese relatives demand apology over missing jet

03/30/2014 4:00am
Several dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight 370 demanded Sunday that Malaysia apologize for its handling of the search for the missing plane and for the prime minister's statement saying it crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

UNO will accept Nunez business credits

03/30/2014 8:20am
An agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish will allow Nunez students to transfer course credits into programs in the UNO College of Business Administration.

Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

03/30/2014 9:32am
An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides.

Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal

03/30/2014 9:52am
The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law.

Troubled school district faces uncertain future

03/30/2014 10:11am
While other school districts are hiring new teachers and preparing for next fall, the uncertainty over the future of the Normandy district in St. Louis County has left the superintendent unsure how to move forward.

Knox moves from the battlefield to the courtroom

03/30/2014 11:10am
John F. Knox III has taken a unique path to his new law career.

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

03/30/2014 11:31am
The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

21 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security HQ

03/30/2014 12:00pm
A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 21 people Sunday, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists.

Okla. teacher rally to focus on education funding

03/30/2014 12:21pm
Thousands of teachers from across Oklahoma will converge on the state Capitol to deliver a single message to state lawmakers: appropriate more taxpayer dollars to public education.

NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing

03/30/2014 12:40pm
Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

2,466 in Arkansas surpass $100,000 in state pay

03/30/2014 12:50pm
The number of state employees in Arkansas who earn at least $100,000 has increased by 162 to 2,466, and the top two highest-paid are both coaches at the University of Arkansas.

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

03/30/2014 1:00pm
After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

NY Sen. Schumer asks feds to review WTC security

03/30/2014 2:01pm
Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper.

Student interpreter works with refugee families

03/30/2014 2:41pm
Me Meh wants to help people in the Bowling Green area who speak Karenni, one of the three languages in which she is fluent.

Ski Report

03/30/2014 3:20pm
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Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

03/30/2014 4:32pm
As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country.

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

03/30/2014 5:01pm
General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent recall.

Nevada rancher fighting federal cattle roundup

03/30/2014 5:21pm
A turf battle between a southern Nevada rancher and federal land managers has escalated after authorities said they plan to round up cattle that have been allowed to graze for decades on remote public land northeast of Las Vegas.

Greek Parliament passes omnibus reform bill

03/30/2014 5:41pm
The Greek Parliament passed an omnibus reform bill early Monday containing the latest measures agreed upon between Greece and international lenders, with the slim government majority holding despite suffering new defections.

Thrice denied, restaurant owner applies for another east-side liquor license

03/30/2014 6:06pm
A Salt Lake City businessman whose plans for an east-side tavern drew intense neighborhood opposition wants a state liquor license for the restaurant he opened instead.

Judge upholds Reno digital billboard ordinance

03/30/2014 7:21pm
A state judge has upheld a city of Reno ordinance allowing billboard companies to remove four existing "static" billboards in exchange for installing a new digital billboard.

Sanctions denied over deadly Nevada Amtrak crash

03/30/2014 9:11pm
A state judge has found no proof two rail companies tampered with evidence after a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train collided in 2011, killing six people and injured dozens in northern Nevada.

Tycoon stands trial in Chinese gangland case

03/30/2014 9:31pm
A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial Monday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China's Sichuan province that gunned down rivals, maintained fleets of Ferraris and bribed police to avoid prosecution.

Australian PM vows search for jetliner will go on

03/30/2014 10:49pm
The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday.

Dem push for health law rooted in demographics

03/30/2014 10:51pm
While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.

Mitsubishi Motors buys Ford Philippine auto plant

03/30/2014 10:53pm
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it is buying Ford's shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise.

Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

03/30/2014 11:21pm
Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.