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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

posted: 04/19/2014 11:38 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

posted: 04/19/2014 10:02 a.m. Discuss

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.

Pipeline decision likely off until fall

posted: 04/19/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.

Creeping landslide speeds up

posted: 04/19/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.

D.C. snowy owl set to be released

posted: 04/19/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital is to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.

Obliteration caps lunar mission

posted: 04/19/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s moon explorer LADEE is no more.

Supplies zoom toward space station

posted: 04/19/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter-morning delivery.

Man held in LA Times building threat

posted: 04/19/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting-threat report, the newspaper said.

The nation in brief

posted: 04/19/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Is it weeks, is it longer? I really don’t know.” George Machan, a landslide specialist, who said that despite an increase in the speed of a slow-moving slide in Jackson, Wyo., it was not possible to predict whether or when the hillside would fully collapse

Names and faces

posted: 04/19/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer’s disease care facility, a friend of his family told People magazine.

Gun called Earp’s sells for $225,000

posted: 04/19/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold for $225,000.

In the news

posted: 04/19/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi, because of the Iranian’s ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran but said he would treat the ban “as advisory” so as to not curtail his constitutional right to receive or reject ambassadors.

Having 1st lady at graduation stirs fuss

posted: 04/19/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

TOPEKA, Kan. — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

Fatal plunge, shooting raise Colorado edible-‘pot’ doubts

posted: 04/19/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating marijuana-infused candy.

Churches to tap ‘pot’ connection for ‘4/20’ Easter

posted: 04/19/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — Social media have been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the marijuana-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in the lingo of those who use the drug.

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