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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:18 A.M.

    NRC slaps Japanese company on California nuke work

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Japanese company that manufactured the troubled steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant might be looking for fixes with the wrong test equipment, …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    Ohio governor spares condemned obese killer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor on Monday sidestepped a decision about whether a condemned inmate was too fat to be humanely executed by sparing the prisoner on the grounds …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:44 A.M.

    Interstate 77 reopens after W.Va. gas inferno

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Contractors worked through the night scraping away burned asphalt and repaving an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 charred by a massive natural gas line explosion and …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 4:39 A.M.

    Part of interstate reopens after W.Va. gas inferno

    SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Contractors worked through the night to remove and replace an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 that turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 2:12 P.M.

    Senator: Rock removal on Mississippi to start soon

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Crews might be allowed to begin destroying two rock pinnacles impeding barge traffic on the Mississippi River as early as next week, more than a month …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 10:45 A.M.

    Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The military’s small, top-secret version of the space shuttle rocketed into orbit Tuesday for a repeat mystery mission, two years after making the first flight …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 7:31 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 8:21 A.M.

    Bike, large truck deaths soar, bucking trend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market. Employers added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, a …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 8:07 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Corps not budging on Miss. River flap

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more of the Missouri River it is withholding, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 3:17 P.M.

    New Yorkers wrestle with survival on subway tracks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The horrific case of a man pushed to his death on the subway tracks has set New Yorkers abuzz about what they would do — and …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 3:02 P.M.

    To the moon? Firm hopes to sell $1.5 billion trips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the wizardry of Apollo …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 8 A.M.

    US Reps. expect deeper look at NJ derailment

    CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves. …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:08 A.M.

    Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    US Rep. calls for tighter rules for train industry

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other freight train-line infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to rail line owners to do it …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 6:07 P.M.

    EARTH PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Earth since 1960s

    President John F. Kennedy spelled out the mission clearly in his 1961 speech committing the United States to send humans to the moon and back by the end of the …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 11:16 A.M.

    Astronaut braces for unprecedented year in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is already bracing for an unprecedented one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. He figures it will be as grueling as …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 10:56 A.M.

    Below surface, moon reveals a “shattered” history

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new view of the moon comes from …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 10:49 A.M.

    Mississippi River dropping slower than expected

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A revised Mississippi River forecast is offering a bit of a reprieve for shippers, showing the water level isn’t dropping as quickly as feared. Still, at …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 10:26 A.M.

    LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex had won them — at …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 9:17 A.M.

    Below surface, moon is a battered, cracked heap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new view of the moon comes from …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for whole year in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men who will spend an entire year together aboard the International Space Station are already bracing for a challenging mission. NASA astronaut Scott …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 8:21 A.M.

    Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA, the agency that epitomized the “Right Stuff,” looks lost in space and doesn’t have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 5:41 A.M.

    Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

    Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    Crippling strike at LA ports ends; deal reached

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation’s largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Fiscal cliff offers hint at more defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 11:48 P.M.

    Employers: LA port workers to return Wednesday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation’s largest port complex and prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    Mars redux: NASA to launch Curiosity-like rover

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you thought NASA’s latest Mars landing was a nail-biter, get ready for a sequel. The space agency on Tuesday announced plans to launch another mega-rover …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 1:38 P.M.

    NASA aims to send another rover to Mars in 2020

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA is headed to Mars — again. The space agency said Tuesday it plans to launch another mega-rover to Mars in 2020 that will be modeled …


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