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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first powered flight

MOJAVE (AP) - A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pattern seen in alleged chemical arms use in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of Saddam Hussein's 1988 attack in Kurdish Iraq that killed thousands.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holocaust survivors gather at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A new front for gun background checks: the ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerful blast injures up to 40 in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) - A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police say 4 people stabbed at Albuquerque church

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old man stabbed four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as a Sunday mass was nearing its end.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican journalists march against attacks on press

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) - Officials in Veracruz state say they know who killed Regina Martinez. The muckraking reporter, found beaten and suffocated in her house, was just the victim of a robbery, according to prosecutors and a local court.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: problems continue at LA foster agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found continuing neglect and abuse of children and dubious financial practices at a private foster care agency, a decade after it was singled out for similar problems by Los Angeles County auditors.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent boom in fracking help or hurt the fight against climate change?

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Iron Man 3" was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More bombing victims leave Boston hospitals

BOSTON (AP) - Boston hospitals say the number of patients being treated for injuries sustained in the marathon bombing continues to drop, two weeks after the attack that killed three and hurt more than 260.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jurors set to get roadmap of Jackson civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The most complete account of Michael Jackson's final months is about to unfold in a cramped Los Angeles courtroom nearly four years after the pop superstar's death.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston suspects' father postpones trip to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Sunday that he has postponed a trip from Russia to the United States because of poor health.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker: FBI checking training angle in bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is investigating in the United States and overseas to determine whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing received training that helped them carry out the attack.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sea World orca trainers begin using safety vests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Advertisers leaving Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds probe crash of planes over San Francisco Bay

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota moving US base from California to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


George Clooney engaged to UK attorney, firm says

LONDON (AP) - George Clooney -Hollywood's most eligible bachelor - is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway boy's refugee mom cries for son

SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on commissioner in Clippers controversy

The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll climbs to 17

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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