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US powering ahead with offshore wind farms

US powering ahead with offshore wind farms

Long stymied by high costs and local opposition, offshore wind is finally nearing takeoff in the United States as 14 projects enter "advanced stages" of development, the Energy Department reports.

Girl (9) accidentally kills gun instructor

Girl (9) accidentally kills gun instructor

An instructor at a shooting range in Arizona has died after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head with an Uzi he was showing her how to use, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office says.

State police take over US town after riots

State police take over US town after riots

Hoping to bring "a softer front" to the law enforcement presence in Ferguson after five nights of clashes between police and protesters, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over directing security in the city, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced.

Fugitive killed in NYC shootout

Fugitive killed in NYC shootout

A suspected child molester from the San Diego area who had been a fugitive for two years has been killed in a shootout in New York City that also left three law enforcement officials wounded, officials said.

Boy missing 11 days found at home

The 12-year-old boy who was found alive in his father's basement almost 11 days after he went missing had been in another location during earlier searches of the house, Detroit Police say.

'Catastrophe' averted as gunman killed

'Catastrophe' averted as gunman killed

Dennis Marx had been battling local law enforcement in court for three years before he went over the edge, authorities say, filling his rented SUV with explosives and ammunition to carry out an assault on the Forsyth County courthouse in Cumming, Georgia.

Deadly shooting at Seattle university

Deadly shooting at Seattle university

A gunman killed one student and at least three others were wounded inside a hall at Seattle Pacific University, unleashing a wave of terror as the school went into lockdown.

Survey smashes gaming stereotypes

Survey smashes gaming stereotypes

Video games aren't what they used to be - and neither are gamers.

Hong Kong on edge over future

Hong Kong on edge over future

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents will gather at Victoria Park tomorrow, as they do every June 4, for a candlelight vigil to honour those killed in 1989 at Tiananmen Square.

Seven dead in private plane crash

Seven dead in private plane crash

Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, was one of seven people killed when a private jet crashed at a Massachusetts airfield.

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