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Google and the Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to detect methane leaks in a few U.S. cities. The leaks don't usually pose an immediate threat, but they do contribute to climate change.
The Sentencing Commission meets Friday to vote on a plan that could send home tens of thousands of federal inmates convicted of drug trafficking.
Valerie Macon, who works full-time at the state's Department of Health and Human Services, will be the next poet laureate. The literary community says the governor bypassed normal channels.
Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen are known as the "voices of cycling." For 29 years, they've shared the microphone covering one of cycling's most grueling races: the Tour de France.
Manuel Noriega accuses the makers of the game of profiting from his likeness and harming his reputation.
The man made a makeshift blowtorch with a lighter and a can of spray paint. He sprayed flames toward the spider, and of course set his house on fire — causing $60,000 in damage.