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Olympic torch blasts into space for 1st spacewalk

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee before big typhoon hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlantic Club casino seeks bankruptcy protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban leader

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban chose the ruthless commander who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the militant group's new leader Thursday, and it ruled out holding peace talks with the government.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Swiss lab: Arafat ingested deadly polonium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. GOP LAWMAKERS CLAMOR FOR SEBELIUS TO QUIT

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New dinosaur that predates T. rex found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man glad stolen motorcycle found after 46 years

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he's looking forward to making more of his own when it's returned.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff: Delays marked search for missing patient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff apologized for his department's slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian fireball shows meteor risk may be bigger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health website's security prompts worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio school, NASA will partner on space research

CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati and NASA agreed Wednesday to partner on space science research in a program honoring the first man to walk on the moon.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US drops bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

FRESNO (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they suspected of starting what would become the mountain range's largest fire in its recorded history.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Smokey Bear turns 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Collector who sold bogus wine gets 10-year term

NEW YORK (AP) - A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to a decade in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others who might tamper with what people eat and drink.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill encourages teaching about 1st black president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would encourage schools to teach the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation's first African-American president.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) - If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Serial stowaway arrested again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey shows state by state consumer spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No Ebola drug for Africans; troops deployed

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - West Africans battling to contain the spread of Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug used on two Americans infected with the dreaded disease could even be made, officials said. Soldiers in two of the affected countries deployed Thursday to try to stem further spread of the virus.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA nears $16-$17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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