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Fracking fuels water fights in nation’s dry spots
The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.
Ten more homes destroyed in Colorado wildfire
Firefighters were finally gaining some ground Friday on a wildfire in which two people were killed as they tried to escape and 389 homes were destroyed.
House passes sweeping $638 billion defense bill
The House overwhelmingly passed a sweeping, $638 billion defense bill on Friday that imposes new punishments on members of the armed services found guilty of rape or sexual assault as outrage over the crisis in the military has galvanized Congress.
1 dead, dozens hurt in Louisiana plant explosion
An ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze Thursday that killed at least one person and left dozens more hurt, officials said.
Court sides with Oklahoma in Red River dispute
The Supreme Court on Thursday decisively sided with Oklahoma and rejected Texas’ claim that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross their common border for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area.
Court says human genes cannot be patented
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
Thousands flee Colorado wildfire; 92 homes destroyed
Jaenette Coyne estimates she had five minutes to leave home after calling 911 to report forest fire smoke behind her home.
Privacy — the online generation wants it
Amid the debate over government surveillance, there’s been an assumption: Young people don’t care about privacy.
State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm
Massive thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest are pushing toward the Mid-Atlantic states.
Big storm threat brewing from Iowa to Mid-Atlantic
An unusually massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds Wednesday could affect more than one in five Americans as it rolls from Iowa to Maryland.
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