News from the Field

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Baldwin Sues Costner Over BP Oil Devices

Actors Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Costner met in a New Orleans courtroom on Monday to settle a lawsuit over investments in a device used to clean up the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.... Read More

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Transit of Venus Visible Tonight

Venus will pass directly between the sun and earth on Tuesday in the last Transit of Venus of the 21st century. Beginning at around 6:04 p.m. EST, Venus can be seen passing across the sun in a... Read More

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Armstrong Claims 2nd Half Ironman Win

Lance Armstrong won his second Half Ironman triathlon in two weeks on Saturday, dominating a record field of 1,600 athletes at the Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii. Armstrong, who has raced in five... Read More

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Pilots Die Battling Utah Wildfire

Two air tanker pilots died in a plane crash on Sunday while battling a 5,000-acre wildfire that ignited Friday in western Utah. Todd Neal Tompkins and Ronnie Edwin Chambless of Boise, Idaho, were... Read More

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New Details in Amelia Earhart Case

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) said Friday that new evidence from artifacts and SOS signals have solved the mystery of Amerlia Earhart's 1937 disappearance.... Read More