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Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

April 20, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

People listen during a remembrance ceremony, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City. People gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via...

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Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

April 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

A fireball erupts after a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno, Calif., Friday, April 17, 2015. The explosion and fire closed both directions of Highway 99, authorities said. (Kevin Ling via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas &...

Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

April 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaks during a news conference after the IMFC meeting at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 18, 2015. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)...

Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

April 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Real estate mogul and Michigan billionaire A. Alfred Taubman is shown in his office in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in this April 4, 2007 file photo. Taubman, whose business success and philanthropy was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his...

Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

April 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 AND THEREAFTER – This undated photo provided by the family shows Roy Wyatt Kemp with his daughter, Kaylee, in Jonesville, La. Kemp was killed in the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. (Courtesy of...

2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

April 19, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 18-19 – FILE – In this April 21, 2014, file photo, Shalane Flanagan leads Buzunesh Deba, of Ethiopia, and Mare Dibaba, also from Ethiopia, and the elite pack past Wellesley College during the 118th Boston...

Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

April 18, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Robert Bates, right, arrives at the Tulsa County Jail with his attorney, Clark Brewster, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his...

Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

April 18, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, left, shake hands with the Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf before the group photo of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty nations at the International Monetary Fund and World...

Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

April 18, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama listens as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2015. The leaders discussed Europe’s economy, a pending trade pact...

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

April 18, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 27, 2010 file photo shows a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, “The spill was _ and continues to be _ a...