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2009-12-21T18:13:38-0600

WASHINGTON — The federal government will impose big fines starting this spring on airlines that keep passengers waiting on runways too long without feeding them or letting them off the plane.

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and indus

Sweetheart Deals

Health care bill offers juicy concessions to several Democratic senators in exchange for their 'yes' votes

Israel Close to Deciding on Prisoner Swap

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top ministers on Monday debated whether to approve an emotionally charged deal to trade 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier held by Gaza militants for more than three years.

Dutch Teen Sailor Reportedly Found in Caribbean

National broadcaster NOS and newspaper De Volkskrant say police on the island have tracked her down days after she ran away from home, leaving her boat behind.

NFL to Ask Players to Donate Brains for Study

The NFL is partnering with Boston University brain researchers who have been critical of the league's stance on concussions, The Associated Press has learned.

Dutch Police: Young Sailor Laura Dekker Disappears

A teenage Dutch sailor who made headlines when she went to court to fight for the right to sail solo around the world has disappeared, police said Sunday.

Storm's Snow Assault Heads Up East Coast

A slow-moving storm that blanketed swaths of the mid-Atlantic with nearly 2 feet of snow headed northward Sunday, continuing its assault on the East Coast after causing at least five deaths.

California City's Police to Wear Head-Mounted Cameras

Police in California are testing head-mounted cameras to record interactions with the public.