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  • In 2 murder cases, mothers turn in their own sons

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Mindy Sigg sat sobbing on Thursday, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica …


  • Prosecutors: Teen confesses in death of Colo. girl

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday a Colorado teenager confessed to killing a 10-year-old girl who lived less than a mile from his home — a crime that authorities …


  • Teen arrested in Colorado girl’s abduction, death

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been arrested in her death, …


  • Details emerge on teen arrested in Colo. killing

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Acquaintances say a teen arrested in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl and in a May attack on a 22-year-old woman often wore black, hung …


  • Study: Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought …


  • Chief: Texas’ battered $3B cancer effort endures

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics …


  • Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies …


  • Groups win challenge to gene-altered crops

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge sided on Tuesday with environmental groups that challenged the planting of genetically-modified crops on National Wildlife Refuges in the South. U.S. District Judge James …


  • Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio …


  • Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …


  • APNewsBreak: Tenn.’s meningitis has likely peaked

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was …


  • Stunning meteor lights up California sky

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way. The exploding streak was …


  • Calif., other states take part in earthquake drill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual “Great ShakeOut” drill. Organizers said …


  • NOAA: Warm winter in West, but East? Who knows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal meteorologists are forecasting a milder and drier winter for much of the western United States, but say they are stumped about what will happen in the …


  • California, other states preparing for earthquakes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Dubbed the “Great ShakeOut,” …


  • Mass. prosecutor quits over drug lab communication

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state prosecutor resigned Wednesday amid revelations that he corresponded with the chemist at the center of the scandal at the now-closed state drug lab, broadening …


  • Skydiver’s feat could influence spacesuit design

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated …


  • Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. It is the …


  • World matched record for hottest September _ again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It …


  • World matched record for hottest September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday that September was 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit worldwide, which …


  • Jump from space’s edge provides collective moment

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …


  • Skydiver breaks sound barrier in record jump

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a …


  • Skydiver descends 24 miles, breaks sound barrier

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump Sunday from the stratosphere in a daring, dramatic feat that officials said made him …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …


  • 24-mile skydive a boon for YouTube, social media

    Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile skydive from the stratosphere on Sunday was a boon for social networks as millions of users shared in the wonder of the moment from their computers, tablets …


  • Skydiver lands smoothly after daring 24-mile leap

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the …


  • Skydiver lands safely after 24-mile leap to Earth

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the …


  • Skydiver begins daring bid to break sound barrier

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Lifted by a massive balloon, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner ascended high above Earth on Sunday in his bid to complete a death-defying 23-mile free fall that …


  • Skydiver gets ready for bid to break sound barrier

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner started his daring ascent to 23 miles above Earth on Sunday, hoping to make a death-defying free fall that could make him …

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