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Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied for tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his constituents for the kinds of largess he's now campaigning against, according to an Associated Press review of 8,900 pages of correspondence between Ryan's office and more than 70 executive branch agencies.

October 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Space shuttle making 12-mile trip to LA museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the globe at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet.

October 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S.: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if American is threatened by a computer-based assault.

October 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities shift focus, seek apparent kidnapper

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent kidnapper as concern mounts in a Denver suburb where the girl disappeared a week ago and a body was found.

October 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani police make arrests in shooting of girl

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police have arrested a number of suspects in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot and wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement, officials said Friday.

October 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


China's popular Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

BEIJING (AP) - Novelist Mo Yan, this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it.

October 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Push for healthier truckers gains momentum

DALLAS (AP) - In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not exercising was a poor combination.

October 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.

October 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkey: Syrian plane was carrying ammunition

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Escalating tensions with Russia, Turkey defended its forced landing of a Syrian passenger jet en route from Moscow to Damascus, saying Thursday it was carrying Russian ammunition and military equipment destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry.

October 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Islam's inroads in land of Voodoo and Christianity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - School teacher Darlene Derosier lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake. She and her two daughters now live in tents outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, surrounded by thousands of others made homeless and desperate by the disaster.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

MIAMI (AP) - A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing two people and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One worker was rescued amid the debris, but authorities said it could be days before they are able to get the other one out. At least one other was unaccounted for.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Search continues for missing Colorado girl

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado police looking for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared on her walk to school have found a body in a park, but are not saying whether it is linked to the case and noted Thursday that officers are still searching for her.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fewer US layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


26 testify against Lance Armstrong in doping case

Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 former teammates.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Softbank in talks to invest in Sprint

NEW YORK (AP) - Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. was in talks Thursday about taking a substantial ownership stake in struggling U.S. carrier Sprint Nextel Corp.

October 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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