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  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 1:39 A.M.

    Clinton pushes US bid for Czech nuclear project

    PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lobbied the Czech government Monday to approve an American bid for a $10 billion expansion of a nuclear power plant, …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states announced Monday that …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 2:13 P.M.

    5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 10:43 A.M.

    Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 1:14 P.M.

    USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was retired from active service on Saturday, temporarily reducing the number of carriers in the U.S. fleet to 10 until …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 7:51 A.M.

    100 still out of homes over NJ train derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — More than 100 people in southern New Jersey remained out of their homes Saturday as officials continued their efforts to clear a hazardous gas that spewed …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 7:35 A.M.

    Officials: Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    MIAMI (AP) — A bus carrying more than 30 people hit an overpass at Miami International Airport, killing one person on board and leaving all other passengers with some sort …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:20 A.M.

    Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Delicate cleanup ahead after NJ train derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A delicate cleanup and investigation await after a freight train derailed on a New Jersey bridge, sending four tanker cars partially into a creek and spewing …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 5:08 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Tribes raise $9M for sacred SD land

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities’ attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:28 P.M.

    Court: Can generic makers be sued for drug flaws?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether generic drug manufacturers can be held responsible in state courts for possible design defects that are in the brand-name medicine they …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 10:44 A.M.

    AP: Exchange student sponsor out over abuse claims

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization has lost its government designation to bring foreign exchange students to the United States after facing allegations of mismanagement and lax oversight that included …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 10:18 A.M.

    Missouri couple wins $588 million Powerball prize

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: “We …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 9:07 A.M.

    Mo. mechanic, his wife named Powerball winners

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement announcing that Mark …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 8:49 A.M.

    Missouri mechanic, his wife named Powerball winner

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement Friday announcing that …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 8:16 A.M.

    Possible generator tampering found at San Onofre

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant say someone may have tampered with an emergency generator but there’s no danger because both reactors at the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 7:22 A.M.

    Couple arrested in Fla. theme park to return to NH

    PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A fugitive couple arrested at a Florida theme park waived extradition and will voluntarily return to New Hampshire to face charges in the beating and burning …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 5:35 A.M.

    Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Ex-Nat’l Lampoon CEO to be sentenced in fraud case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former chief executive of National Lampoon and two co-conspirators faced possible life sentences Friday after being convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million. U.S. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 4:05 P.M.

    Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 3:39 P.M.

    Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbors ice

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just in time for Christmas, scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole — on Mercury, the closest planet to the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Winning tickets sought in $588M Powerball jackpot

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — The search is on for the country’s newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 9:20 A.M.

    Tips led to arrest of NH couple in burned boy case

    PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — Tips from acquaintances and others helped authorities track a fugitive New Hampshire couple to Florida, where they were arrested at the Universal Studios theme park on …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 7:26 A.M.

    Retailers report weak sales gains for November

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was no match for Sandy. Major retailers from Target to Macy’s reported weak November sales as the strong start to the holiday shopping season …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:59 A.M.

    $588M Powerball jackpot tickets sold in Ariz., Mo.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:34 A.M.

    1 of 2 lottery jackpot tickets sold in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the two winning Powerball tickets for an estimated $587.5 million jackpot was sold in the Kansas City area. Missouri Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:47 A.M.

    2 tickets strike gold in record Powerball jackpot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The richest Powerball jackpot ever — and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history — has been won. The question is: Who are the …


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