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Mount Saint Helens Eruption: Researchers Plant Devices to Monitor Washington State Volcano

A plume of condensation rises off Mount St. Helens, as viewed from the roof of the Cascades Volcano Observatory December 19, 2006 in Vancouver, Washington. The plume results from condensation of warm moist air rising off the growing lava dome. (Steve Schillling/The U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images)
A plume of condensation rises off Mount St. Helens, as viewed from the roof of the Cascades Volcano Observatory December 19, 2006 in Vancouver, Washington. The plume results from condensation of warm moist air rising off the growing lava dome. (Steve Schillling/The U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images)

Dozens of scientists converged on Mount St. Helens earlier this month to plant more than 2,500 devices around the area in an attempt to better...

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American Doctor in Africa Gets Treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C.—An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said. Dr. …... Read More




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    What Americans Should Know About Health Insurance Renewals to Avoid Unexpected Costs

    WASHINGTON—If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one... Read more

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    Workers on Tips: Not Covered by Regular Minimum Wage, Poverty Rate High

    WASHINGTON—Five years ago, the federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25. On the anniversary of this raise, July 24, Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.), Senator Tom... Read more

  • This file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Weekly Claims Are Down

    Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous... Read more

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    7 Facts That Make You Delete Facebook (Video)

    Researchers in Norway have identified six warning signs for Facebook Addiction. Yes, Facebook Addiction is a real thing.…... Read more

  • In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, construction continues on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. The first two reactors being built in 18 years, Southern Co.'s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.'s VC Summer plant in South Carolina, are being assembled in large modules. Large chunks of the modules are built off-site, in an effort to improve quality and avoid the chronic cost overruns that all but killed the nuclear industry when the first wave of plants was being built in the 1960s and 1970s. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    US Nuclear Industry Builds First New Plants in Decades

    WAYNESBORO, Ga.—The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and... Read more

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    States’ Use of Execution Drugs Varies Widely

    The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with... Read more

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    3 Children Killed as Carjacked SUV Plows Into Church Group Selling Fruit

    PHILADELPHIA—Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit... Read more

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    Haboob : Phoenix Dust Storm Warning Issued; Arizona’s Pinal County Also

    A dust storm warning was issued for Phoenix on Friday evening. The National Weather Service issued the warning an hour ago, and it’s in effect... Read more

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Boehner said Wednesday the Republican-controlled House will file an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    Drudge Report on Friday focused on an article saying the White House expects to see Republicans try to impeach President Barack Obama if they get... Read more

  • Members from the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream meet with members of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's (D-FL) staff as the group demonstrates against lawmakers who do not support an end to deportations in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. The group also visited GOP congressional offices to 'call out Republicans on anti-immigrant remarks.' ( Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    House Votes to Limit Tax Credit for Low-Income Families, Immigrants

    WASHINGTON—The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes... Read more

  • A Russian SA-11 launcher maneuvers along Red Square during the Victory Day Parade, May 9, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Pentagon Reports Russian Heavy Artillery Heading Into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON—The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is “imminent”, the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military... Read more

  • Khalid al-Odah, the father of Fawzi al-Odah, one of two Kuwaiti detainees still being held at Guantanamo Bay , holds his son’s picture, at his home in the Qurtuba district of Kuwait City on January 8, 2012. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/GettyImages)

    Guantanamo Inmate From Kuwait Cleared for Release by US Government

    WASHINGTON—The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2013 file photo a clerk prepares to operate a lottery machine to print out Mega Millions lottery tickets for a customer in Muncie, Ind. The March 18, 2014 estimated $400 million Mega Millions jackpot could potentially be the sixth-largest in lottery prize in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Mega Millions Numbers: Drawing Friday Night; Time, Date

    The Mega Millions drawing will take place Friday night after it reached $67 million earlier this week. At the same time, the Powerball jackpot hit... Read more

  • A Nov. 6, 2013, photo shows Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, at the newspaper in Washington. Three Americans, including Rezaian, are being held in Iran. The other two Americans, who have not yet been identified, work as freelance photojournalists. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Zoeann Murphy)

    Iran Is Holding Four American Journalists

    WASHINGTON—Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose... Read more

  • A Great Egret flies in the Florida Everglades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Fungus Killing Trees in Florida Everglades

    MIAMI—A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop... Read more

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    Moose Spotted Wandering in Northeastern New York

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.— State wildlife experts say a young moose that has been wandering through populated areas in northeastern New York is likely looking for... Read more


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