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Ford recalls nearly 423K vehicles for power-steering problem

42 min 56 sec ago
Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from the 2011 through 2013 model years. Also covered are the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ from 2011 through 2012 and some 2011 Mercury Milans.
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Climate of change: The Catholic Church’s dance with science

44 min 13 sec ago
Pope Francis, once a chemist, will soon issue an authoritative church document laying out the moral justification for fighting global warming, especially for the world's poorest billions.
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Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns

49 min 22 sec ago
JERUSALEM — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community’s Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The officials, who are familiar with […]
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Traveling with your dog will cost you — sometimes hundreds

55 min 47 sec ago
LOS ANGELES  — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn’t let her pooch Benny trot around in the main house, among other troubles. Ochman, a […]
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In time for summer, 225 recipes for outdoor cooking | Books for Cooks

1 hour 25 min ago
“The Barbecue Lover’s Big Book of BBQ Sauces” is a trove for patio gourmands.
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US stocks open modestly higher in quiet trading

1 hour 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose modestly in early trading Wednesday, recovering some of the steep losses the market had the day before. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,092 as of 9:45 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.3 […]
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Alumni report finds more abuse victims at elite NYC school

2 hours 8 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A new investigation into alleged sexual abuse at an elite New York City private school has found that the abuse was more widespread than previously reported. The Wall Street Journal reports (http://on.wsj.com/1FD2yso ) the investigation into the Horace Mann School identified more than 60 former students who say they were abused […]
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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

2 hours 10 min ago
ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday’s presidential election would go ahead as planned with Sepp […]
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Tacoma bus driver crashes, had apparent heart attack

2 hours 30 min ago
Police in Tacoma, Wash., say a Pierce Transit driver apparently had a heart attack before the bus he was driving crashed, hitting a big commercial truck, a tow truck and two other vehicles.
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Pierce County: Man found ablaze in March has died

2 hours 35 min ago
A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a transient found ablaze in the Tacoma, Wash., suburb of Parkland in March has died.
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Latest on flooding: Crews ready if dam near Dallas breaks

2 hours 44 min ago
7:45 a.m. CDT Police say emergency personnel could shut down a highway if a dam southwest of Dallas breaks. Water was flowing over the top of the earthen dam at Padera Lake, near Midlothian, early Wednesday morning following days of heavy rain. If the dam breaks, Highway 287 could flood with a couple of feet […]
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Latest on flooding: 100K gallons of wastewater spilled

2 hours 44 min ago
9:07 a.m. CDT More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater has spilled after a wastewater treatment plant in Houston flooded. Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering said in a news release that the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant flooded Tuesday when a bayou overflowed its banks during extensive rains, damaging the plant’s electrical and mechanical […]
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Man stabbed in Vancouver, Wash., credit union robbery

2 hours 52 min ago
Police in Vancouver, Wash., say a credit union customer was stabbed after trying to intervene when another man robbed the business.
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Man stabbed in Vancouver, Wash., credit union robbery

2 hours 52 min ago
Police in Vancouver, Wash., say a credit union customer was stabbed after trying to intervene when another man robbed the business.
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104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

2 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an online system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other tax filings from previous years. In order […]
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104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

2 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an online system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other tax filings from previous years. In order […]
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Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

2 hours 52 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he personally was saddened by the landslide decision, in which more than 62 percent of voters in the Roman Catholic country voted “yes,” despite church teaching that marriage is […]
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Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

2 hours 52 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he personally was saddened by the landslide decision, in which more than 62 percent of voters in the Roman Catholic country voted “yes,” despite church teaching that marriage is […]
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Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

2 hours 52 min ago
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said. Shortly after his arrest Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez, Henry Solis, 27, was deported to El Paso, Texas, where he’ll […]
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Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

2 hours 52 min ago
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said. Shortly after his arrest Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez, Henry Solis, 27, was deported to El Paso, Texas, where he’ll […]
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