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Fugitive treasure hunter to remain behind bars in Florida

By MATT SEDENSKY (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating investors out of their share of his historic underwater find of gold is remaining behind…

Obama sends record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal…

Hikers drag stricken friend to safety off a mountain

By MICHAEL MELIA Daylight was slipping away and the cold was deepening on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington as 28-year-old Monoswita Saha drifted in and out of consciousness. Her four fellow…

Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website

(INDIANAPOLIS, AP) — Indiana won’t continue developing a state-run news website, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday after days of criticism over his plans to offer prewritten stories to the media.…

Fugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick

By MATT SEDENSKY (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., AP) — A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls…

After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

By JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system’s best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public…

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

By AMANDA LEE MYERS A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida…

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

By DINA CAPPIELLO (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling,…

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as…

Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

By CAIN BURDEAU (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read “Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart)…