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  • NATIONAL GUARD IN MINNESOTA CALLED UP TO DELIVER WATER FOR USE IN BIRD FLU CONTAINMENT EFFORT- STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER.

  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif.— "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits. "We wanted it to have a little more soul to it," said game director Dan Bunting after a recent demonstration. "With co-op players, they can be in multiple places," said campaign director Jason Blundell. "

  • Facebook, Google apps help ease Nepal worries Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook F8 in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015.

    As Nepal grapples with the aftermath of a devastating quake, technology giants are helping some breathe a sigh of relief amid the chaos.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 26- Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The Lionsgate/Lakeshore release had been projected to pull in $12 million and cost $30 million to produce. Reviews for "Age of Adaline" were mixed, but the picture still managed to secure a third-place finish primarily by appealing to females, who comprised...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— All three investor groups interested in developing a southeast Kansas casino have met the minimum financial and management requirements to move on in the selection process. Under a Kansas law adopted in 2007, four gaming zones were created for casinos, with only one casino allowed in each region. The three proposals for a casino in southeast Kansas...

  • WICHITA, Kan.— Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole created by Gov. Sam Brownback's income tax cuts and say they will take their business to Missouri or Oklahoma if the tax hike passes. The proposal isn't popular among some lawmakers, especially those who live on the border with Missouri, which has the...

  • NEW YORK— "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. The Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment release came in third with $13.4 million. The Sony comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" held up stronger than expected to take second...

  • NEW YORK— First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. Over the past year, Cooper Union's reputation as a world-class training ground for engineers, architects and artists has taken a back seat to headlines about the investigation, a lawsuit over the imposition of tuition and the...

  • Box Office: 'Furious 7' Races Past 'Age of Adaline' Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 26- Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The Lionsgate/Lakeshore release had been projected to pull in $12 million and cost $30 million to produce. Despite pot shots from Seth MacFarlane, Sony's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" held up better than many analysts projected, finishing second in its sophomore...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, although it could take a while to sort out federal policies. David Monson is meant to put the state in line with the new federal farm bill that...

  • VAN HORN, Texas— An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st- century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The presence of Blue Origin, LLC, the brainchild of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, barely registers in nearby Van...

  • ILION, N.Y.— Remington Arms has recalled most workers laid off last August and November at its upstate New York plant. Herkimer County Administrator Jim Wallace says state labor department officials have been told that workload has increased, but there has been no official comment from Remington Arms. Remington Arms also built a new facility in Alabama in 2014,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Catch limits set to take effect this week will take a bite out of an industry that dates back to America's colonial past: New England cod. The stricter quota on cod taken from the Gulf of Maine— a 75 percent cut from the current year— will also affect the catch of other similar fish, meaning New England fishermen and seafood dealers expect a year of...

  • NORWICH, Vt.— The Vermont town of Norwich is now the first community in the state where all municipal buildings get their electricity from the sun through a deal with a local solar provider that sends more power from the sun onto the electric grid than is used in town buildings. But the financial savings is only a part of the reason the town signed the deal with...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Four-hundred miles from the near overflowing tanks at the U.S. oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, a second glut in the Permian Basin of West Texas is pressuring oil prices once again as pipeline disruptions strand millions of barrels in the region. Stockpiles in Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. futures contract, hit a record in the week to March 13,...

  • Obama takes aim at Trump at Correspondents' Dinner Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The presidents translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • CHICAGO, April 25- Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat. Stephen Morse, an expert in emerging infections at Columbia University.

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. The project aims to "translate the Google...

  • Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sherrod Brown of Ohio sent Obama a...

  • Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is working to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products.