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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 

By MIKE STOBBE (NEW YORK, AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella. Last…

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 

By ALICIA CHANG (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to…

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

By STEVEN DUBOIS (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. Portland officials said Wednesday…

Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (OAKDALE, Pa., AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to…

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

By JOAN LOWY (DAYTON, Ohio, AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund…

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the…

US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and BILL DRAPER (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two…

Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

By MARIA SUDEKUM (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish…

NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

By MEGHAN BARR (NEW YORK, AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance…

UN climate report balances science and politics

By KARL RITTER (BERLIN, AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a…

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