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Ranger school success reflects opening to women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two pioneering women who completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week said Thursday they hoped their historic achievement would open doors for other females as the Pentagon opens new roles, including elite Navy SEALs, to women.

Eighteen paratroopers struck by lightning

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Eighteen military paratroopers based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were recovering on Thursday after being struck by lightening during a training exercise, officials said.

Clinton pledges to expand public-service program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would more than triple enrollment in the public-service program AmeriCorps to 250,000 and offer participants increased college aid as part of her plan to make higher education more affordable, her campaign said Thursday.

July was hottest month ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide and 2015 has been so far the hottest year, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

Groundwater pumping speeding subsidence

SAN FRANCISCO — Parts of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California are sinking faster than ever due to excessive groundwater pumping as the state deals with a devastating drought, a NASA report released on Wednesday said.

Atlantic may see first 2015 hurricane

TAMPA, Fla. — Tropical Storm Danny is on track to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season by Friday and could approach the Caribbean islands by the late weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

Americans back funds for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — Americans broadly support providing federal funding for free women’s health exams, screenings and contraception services, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found, suggesting risks for Republicans criticizing Planned Parenthood as part of the 2016 campaigns.

Ex-Subway pitchman seeks to plead guilty

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle asked a federal judge on Wednesday to accept his plea of guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors.

Target reaches agreement with Visa

Target Corp said it has reached an agreement with Visa Inc card issuers to reimburse up to $67 million in costs related to a data breach at the retailer in 2013, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Lawyers for bomber seek new trial in new location

BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced to death for killing three people and injuring 264 in the 2013 attack, are arguing he deserves a new trial in a different place due to the intense publicity that surrounded the proceedings.

Zimmerman to sell painting to aid ‘Muslim-free’ gunshop

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, is raffling off a painting he made of a Confederate flag to raise money for a Florida gunshop owner who declared his store a Muslim-free zone.

EPA proposes new methane emission standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed new standards to cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming pollutants from oil and gas facilities, as part of President Barack Obama’s broader strategy to slash methane emissions in the energy sector over 10 years.

Ex-Subway pitchman to plead guilty

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges of possessing child pornography, Indianapolis TV station Fox59 reported on Tuesday.

AT&T helped NSA in spying

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents.

Office of dentist who shot lion reopens without him

MINNEAPOLIS -- The dental practice of a Minnesota hunter whose killing of Zimbabwe’s best-known lion, Cecil, sparked widespread criticism from animal lovers around the world reopened on Monday without him, the practice said in a statement.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Bay Area was rattled by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, the United States Geological Survey reported, although there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

Maryland ‘Batman’ dies when struck by car

BALTIMORE — A Maryland man famous for an on-line video where he was stopped by police while wearing a Batman costume died after his customized “Batmobile” broke down along a state highway, police said on Monday.