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Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate's bill differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.

McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

The settlement, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

Time To 'Girl Up': Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course

Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees "speak with a more neutral American accent."

Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.

American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.

Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

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