Seavey gets golden ticket to Hollywood on 'American Idol'

Daniel Seavey wriggled in his seat while waiting for his "American Idol" audition to appear on the big screen Thursday night at Union High School's auditorium. He was surrounded by a large — and loud — crowd of family, friends and local fans.

Anonymous donors hire new lawyer for ex-cop accused of child rape

A group of community members have donated money to hire a new lawyer to defend former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher Warren against a charge of raping a 5-year-old girl with a pencil.

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Balloon crew nearing North America surpasses duration record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean surpassed a duration record Friday by spending more than 138 hours in the air, marking a historic day for the team that already has eclipsed a distance milestone as they approach North America.

New Englanders dig out after forecasters get it right

BOSTON — Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in the Boston area.

Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

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