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  • "Flat Earth" fracking ad on "radical activists" insults some voters

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing. The Environmental Policy Alliance launched the 60-second spot this month as a way...

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian...

  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after...

  • Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said. Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia was...

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor...

  • Bridges offers Comic-Con a look at 'The Giver'

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Bridges keeps on giving at Comic-Con. The Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and musician was on hand Thursday with some of his fellow cast members to show off footage from "The Giver," the upcoming adaptation of the popular young adult novel by Lois...

  • Peterson reports to training camp _ with a ring

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has arrived at training camp with a different look: a ring on his finger. The star running back reported Thursday with the rest of the Vikings to the Minnesota State University campus and confirmed he married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Brown,...

  • Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison. Universal K. Allah, 37, pleaded guilty in May to being party to felony robbery, a charge with a maximum penalty of...

  • Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites. Researchers from NASA and...

  • Ohio State marching band director fired for 'sexualized' culture

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" atmosphere of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. Jonathan...

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