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Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night …


9 killed when plane crashes on sightseeing trip in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eight cruise ship passengers and their pilot died on a sightseeing excursion in Alaska when their small plane crashed in remote and rugged terrain. Wind and …


NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. The space agency on Friday confirmed that the …


Police storm Paris grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages

PARIS (AP) — Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. A woman was …


Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …


Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened …


Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with …


Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $1.9 billion over the first three months of this year and is pleading again for Congress to pass reforms to its …


284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …


Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling …


Boulder smashes French Alps tourist train; 2 dead

PARIS (AP) — An enormous boulder hurtled off a mountain and smashed into a tourist train in the French Alps on Saturday, derailing it on the mountainside and killing two …


Fire on express train in India kills at least 26

KOTHACHERUVU, India (AP) — A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated …


Governor: 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment

NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came …


Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …


Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said today. But its governing board said it’s …


Obama in Israel for first trip as president

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …


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The big dig-out: New England, NY slammed with snow

New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of wet, heavy snow today and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded …


Super Bowl outage traced to faulty protective device

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as …


Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah …


Strike likely averted at East Coast ports

NEW YORK (AP) — The union for longshoremen along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico has agreed to extend its contract for 30 days, averting a possible strike that …


Storms improve outlook for Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A release of water from the Missouri River and recent snow and rain are offering some relief for the Mississippi River. Though still dangerously low, the …


Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports

BOSTON (AP) — Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands …


Officials: 31 people fired in Army daycare scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 31 people were fired from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions …


Training under way for new nuclear plant operators

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Utility companies are preparing a new wave of workers to run first-of-their-kind nuclear plants, a process certain to influence how workers are trained on the new …


Shattered Newtown tries to make sense of tragedy

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For a third straight day Wednesday, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six …


Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Mourners overlapped at back-to-back services as funerals began in earnest in a Connecticut town that lost 20 of its children and seven adults to a gunman, …


Panetta orders probe of military day care centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …


Investors turn against gun makers after massacre

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investors shunned some of the nation’s largest gun makers Tuesday, putting up for sale the manufacturer of the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting …


Army probing day care centers worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …