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Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study Says

Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study SaysTropical storms are migrating out of the tropics, reaching their peak intensity in higher latitudes, where larger populations are concentrated, a new NOAA-led study published in the journal Nature says.

Death Toll Passes 200 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion

Death Toll Passes 200 In Turkish Coal Mine ExplosionAt least 232 people were killed by an explosion in a coal mine in Turkey, and officials say hundreds more are still missing. Efforts to rescue any workers who survived far below the earth's surface are being complicated by a fire in the mine.

State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report Finds

State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report FindsPublic preschool enrollment fell slightly last year, according to a report released today by researchers at Rutgers University.

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been FoundIt's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are reports that the Santa Maria, the largest ship among the trio that made Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found.

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All CommunicationGlenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who helped to break stories about mass surveillance in the United States, is making more revelations in a new book coming out Tuesday.

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And PresidentMedia industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVsWeeks after issuing recalls for safety problems in some of its most popular cars, GM says it needs to fix defective fuel gauges that can give SUV drivers little or no warning their vehicle might run out of fuel.

Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities MournInvestigators don't know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade DealIn the wake of last year's revelations about U.S. spying, 85 percent of Germans say they prefer European regulations for data privacy.

Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And ContractorsSeeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign an executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with each other.