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  • ‘Watch,’ ‘House,’ ‘Curve’ land in photo finish

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office. Studio …


  • Giant panda cub born Sept. 16 at National Zoo dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant panda cub born a week ago at the National Zoo in Washington died Sunday morning, saddening zoo officials and visitors who had heralded its unexpected …


  • 6 youth offenders caught after knocking out guard

    SEATTLE (AP) — The teenage boys apparently planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his …


  • AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations like, “Be …


  • US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens’ diary

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday. The news channel, …


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration and …


  • Gas drilling protests held in US, other countries

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking that they say threatens public health and the …


  • Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the …


  • Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …


  • Apple, Samsung battle over $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung …


  • School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …


  • Tom DeLay still waiting to learn legal fate

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — still waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a …


  • Desalination no panacea for Calif. water woes

    MARINA, Calif. (AP) — In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • NYPD: Mauled man chose to jump into tiger’s den

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo told a police officer after he was rescued that he made a conscious decision to …


  • Unproductive Congress skips town until November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them. The Senate closed …


  • Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …


  • NY zoo: Tiger that mauled man ‘did nothing wrong’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 400-pound tiger that mauled a man who jumped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence at the Bronx Zoo will not …


  • Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak …


  • Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials …


  • Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building — and not just because …


  • Senate approves resolution on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and says containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is …


  • Guatemalan massacre suspect extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of being involved in a 1982 massacre during that country’s civil war was extradited Friday to California where he faces immigration …


  • Man jumps off Bronx Zoo monorail, mauled by tiger

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo on Friday after he leaped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a …


  • Endeavour swans California skies in whirlwind tour

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The people became the paparazzi Friday, aiming their lenses not at the latest starlet, but toward the sky to catch a glimpse of an aging superstar …


  • Obama declares Chimney Rock a national monument

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that was home to ancestors of the Pueblo Indians 1,000 years ago now has protection as a national monument …


  • 4 more sentenced in sexual assault of Texas girl

    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — Four men who pleaded guilty in the repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Texas girl were each sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, terms they …

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