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Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study SaysThe U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies.

Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It Happens

Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It HappensWe're circling around for another look at one of this week's more talked-about stories: The Boeing 747 "Dreamlifter" cargo jet that touched down at a small municipal airport in Wichita, Kan., instead of its intended destination about 10 miles away, McConnell Air Force Base.

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected JudgesJustice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation's judiciary is falling in the public's estimation.

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp Benefits

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp BenefitsMore than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, DiesC.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim On her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida BeachJust before noon, I was sitting on the beach watching the heavy surf. At the corner of my eye, about 50 feet offshore, I saw a fin.

Civil Rights Groups Call Zimmerman Verdict A ‘Miscarriage’

Civil Rights Groups Call Zimmerman Verdict A ‘Miscarriage’Civil rights groups reacted with disappointment to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine’s Dog Tag Found Again

Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine’s Dog Tag Found AgainLanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last held his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL Draft

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL DraftOne year after glamour quarterbacks were the big story, NFL teams mostly opted for big, beefy, bruisers during Round One of the 2013 NFL draft Thursday night.