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File - In this Jan. 25, 1955, file photo, Charles Hard Townes, Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate, explains his invention the maser during a news conference in New York City. Townes, who did most of the work that would make him one of three scientists to share the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for research leading to the creation of the laser while he was a faculty member at Columbia University, has died. He was 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, on the way to an Oakland, Calif., hospital. (AP Photo/File)
Laser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, diesCharles Townes, a Nobel laureate in physics who brought laser to daily life, dies at age 99
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A vehicle passes by candles and bouquets left near the scene of a fatal police shooting Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015,  in an alleyway in northeast Denver. A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot by police after she allegedly hit and injured an officer while driving a stolen vehicle early Monday in the northeast Denver alleyway. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsyMother of 17-year-old girl killed by Denver police seeks independent autopsy
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FILE - This undated drawing made available by the Library of Congress shows the U.S. Mail ship S.S. Central America, which sank after sailing into a hurricane in September 1857 in one of the worst maritime disasters in American history; 425 people were killed and thousands of pounds of gold sank with it to the bottom of the ocean. The U.S. Marshals Service captured former fugitive Tommy Thompson at a Hilton hotel in West Boca Raton on Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. Thompson had been on the lam for two years, accused of cheating investors out of their share of $50 million in gold bars and coins he had recovered from a 19th century shipwreck. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, File)
Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal courtTreasure hunter who found sunken ship, gold bars to appear in Florida federal court
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan  to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Two Eagles Balloon Team, Tsuyoshi Ogushi)
Balloon crew draws closer to North AmericaBalloon crew approaches North America, streaks closer to records
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE-This Jan. 19, 2015 file photo crews work to contain an oil spill from Bridger Pipeline's broken pipeline near Glendive, Mont., in this aerial view showing both sides of the river. Oil pipeline accidents have spiked in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a project that would pass not far from where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled earlier this month into Montana’s Yellowstone River. (AP Photo/The Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer,File)
Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone lineYellowstone River oil spills fuel Keystone debate in Congress as pipeline accidents increase
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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