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Storms improve outlook for Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A release of water from the Missouri River and recent storms are offering some relief for the Mississippi River, where water levels have been dangerously low.
The Mississippi River channel at St. Louis was roughly 12 feet deep on Thursday -- up about a foot-and-a-half since Monday.
River interests are paying close attention because if the Mississippi channel gets to 9 feet, more restrictions for barge traffic are expected. Forecasters initially expected the river to get to 9 feet by late this month.
National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs now says that probably won't happen until the second week of January. He cites two reasons for the improved forecast: This week's release of water from an upper Missouri River dam; and heavy snow and rain in the upper Midwest.
Posted: Saturday, December 22 2012, 01:09 PM CST
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WikiLeaks case file fight moves to federal court
May 22, 2013 21:59 GMT
By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The WikiLeaks organization and a handful of journalists are asking a federal judge in Baltimore to order greater transparency in the court-martial of an Army private who has acknowledged sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
The Center for Constitutional Rights, representing WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. It seeks an order requiring timely public access to documents in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Manning's 3-year-old espionage case is headed for trial next month. Many records of the pretrial proceedings remain secret because the military contends the First Amendment doesn't require it to provide prompt public access to court-martial documents.
The military's highest court rejected the transparency case in April and suggested it belonged in civilian court.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.