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Alaska Air National Guard assists in rescue of 2 Saudi pilots from Gulf of Aden

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Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

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The legal brawl over "Happy Birthday To You"

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

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Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

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    Alaska Air National Guard assists in rescue of 2 Saudi pilots from Gulf of Aden

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 18:20

    Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard, currently deployed to Djibouti, Africa, assisted in the rescue of two Saudi pilots from the Gulf of Aden on Friday. The pilots were rescued off the coast of Yemen after they ejected from their F-15 aircraft, according to various news outlets. Approximately 120 Alaska Air National guardsmen from the […]

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    Amanda Knox grateful to ‘have my life back’ after court saga

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 21:25

          SEATTLE- Amanda Knox says she’s grateful “for the life that’s been given to me” after Italy’s highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Speaking briefly Friday evening to reporters outside her mother’s Seattle home, Knox expressed her thanks “for the justice I’ve received and for the support […]

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    The legal brawl over “Happy Birthday To You”

    by Jonathan Berr / MoneyWatch on Mar 27, 14:28

    A federal judge in California may decide within the next few weeks whether to throw out the decades-old copyright for “Happy Birthday to You.” The judge could also order millions of dollars to be refunded to people who have licensed the song in recent years from its current owner Warner/Chappel Music, the music publishing arm […]

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    Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 14:13

    Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who was awaiting the […]

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    Oil council: Shale won’t last, Arctic drilling needed now

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 10:39

    A U.S. Energy Department advisory council says the U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future. The study released Friday says that in order for the U.S. to keep domestic production high […]

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    Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 17:21

    8:45 P.M. No gas odors were reported and no leaks were found before an apparent gas explosion that leveled a New York City apartment building. Utility Con Edison says a survey of the gas mains in the area was done Wednesday and nothing was found. The explosion was Thursday. Officials say the explosion happened amid […]

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    Germanwings tragedy was no accident

    by CBS/AP on Mar 26, 8:07

    Last Updated Mar 26, 2015 10:54 AM EDT SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Only the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 was in the cockpit when the Airbus A320 slammed into a steep mountainside in the French Alps, a French prosecutor confirmed Thursday, saying he had “intentionally” crashed the aircraft. French prosecutor Brice Robin said in Marseille on Thursday that the […]

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    AAA: Distracted driving a huge factor in teen driver crashes

    by Wyatt Andrews/CBS News on Mar 25, 16:20

    Car crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, and an Automobile Association of America study released Wednesday finds that distracted driving plays a much bigger role than we knew. AAA analyzed 1700 teenage car accidents, all of them captured on video tape. And in clip after clip, watch how the eyes of […]

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    US military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

    by CNN / AP on Mar 25, 10:28

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not […]

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    Rep. Don Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 23:45

    U.S. Rep. Don Young has introduced legislation that would provide federal recognition for states that allow medical marijuana. According to a press release from Young’s office, the legislation, also sponsored by Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, would prevent federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses in states that allow medical marijuana. It […]

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    Alaska, Washington, Oregon to investigate Premera following cyberattack

    by Shannon Kemp on Mar 24, 16:53

    Alaska and two other states have joined forces to investigate what is being called the biggest data breach to hit the 49th state. The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner announced a joint effort with Oregon and Alaska Tuesday to investigate a cyber attack on Premera last year — and Premera’s “concerning” actions in […]

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    Judge Oks lawsuit over lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet

    by Associated Press on Mar 20, 11:39

    A Washington state judge says a lawsuit challenging the Port of Seattle’s decision to lease one of its terminals as a homeport for an Arctic oil-drilling fleet can go forward. Environmental groups say the port broke state law in February when it signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co. to rent 50 acres near […]

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    Deadly rampage at Tunisia museum

    by CBS News on Mar 18, 9:14

    Last Updated Mar 18, 2015 12:10 PM EDT Tunisian officials said two gunmen stormed a famed museum near the country’s parliament in Tunis Wednesday, killing 17 foreign tourists, a police officer and a Tunisian civilian before being killed themselves in a police raid. Prime Minister Habib Essid said in a live televised news conference that […]

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    2,000 Alaska-bound snow geese die in Idaho wildlife areas

    by Associated Press on Mar 17, 11:03

    Wildlife officials say 2,000 migrating snow geese have died in eastern Idaho, likely from a disease that can cause birds to die in midflight and drop out of the sky. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says staff and volunteers collected the dead birds over the past several days at wildlife management areas near […]

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    Durst attorney: Potential new charges may delay extradition

    by Associated Press on Mar 16, 10:15

    NEW ORLEANS — An attorney for wealthy eccentric Robert Durst says his client’s extradition to Los Angeles to face a murder charge is being delayed because prosecutors in New Orleans are considering charges against him. Attorney Dick DeGuerin made the remarks outside the courthouse after an extradition hearing Monday. He wouldn’t elaborate on what sort […]

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    Plane lands in Fargo after woman suffers medical emergency

    by Associated Press on Mar 16, 9:10

    A United Airlines jet flying from Anchorage, Alaska, to Chicago made an unscheduled landing at Fargo’s Hector International Airport early Monday after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. Police tell KFGO radio (http://bit.ly/1BoEiVb) that paramedics met the plane when it landed about 3:30 a.m. and took a woman from the plane to a hospital. Information […]

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    Holder: ‘Damn punk’ responsible for shooting cops in Ferguson

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 12, 13:48

    Last Updated Mar 12, 2015 2:20 PM EDT Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the “damn punk” responsible for the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri early Thursday morning, saying the incident “turned my stomach.” “What happened last night was a pure ambush,” Holder said. “This was not someone trying to bring healing to […]

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    Senator Sullivan under fire for Iran letter

    by Elizabeth Raines on Mar 11, 19:18

    Sen. Dan Sullivan is one of 47 Republican senators that signed an open letter led by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton to Iranian leaders on Monday. The letter warned that any nuclear weapons deal made with President Barack Obama’s administration wouldn’t last through another presidential term. Now, a petition on The White House website says they acted […]

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    Alaska Airlines announces nonstop flights from Seattle to NYC

    by Sierra Starks on Mar 10, 15:44

    Travelers in Alaska now have a chance to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Alaska Airlines will launch new nonstop flights between Seattle and New York City. Announced Tuesday, the airline will roll out its daily nonstop service between its hub at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Sept. […]

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    Obama: New protections coming for college borrowers

    by CBS News on Mar 10, 15:20

    The 40 million Americans who have borrowed for college, including those who are struggling with their loans, could soon find it far less frustrating to repay their student debt. In a memorandum signed today, President Barack Obama instructed the U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies to work together to create a considerably more […]