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Calif grandma claims $23M lotto prize just in time

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For more than five months — while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from …


Where are all the space shuttles now?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The last of NASA’s space shuttles to fly, Atlantis, is the last to move to its new retirement home, just 10 miles away at Kennedy …


Derailed tanker burns in central Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to …


Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Accompanied by astronauts and shuttle workers, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last space shuttle to orbit the world and the …


Judge: Employee not let go over intelligent design

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former computer specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not dismissed because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work, a Superior Court …


Amtrak may restore service from NYC to Boston

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak president Joseph Boardman says he hopes the railroad will be able to resume service between New York City and Boston on Friday. There has been no …


Derailed tanker burns in Ky. with no end in sight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The blaze that authorities initially said would end in a couple of hours instead spewed flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car for a second …


Amtrak restores service NYC and points south

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it will resume partial service between New York City and points south, including Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J., on Thursday night. Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says …


Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at …


Last shuttle’s retirement move pains workers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Atlantis isn’t going far to its retirement home at Kennedy Space Center’s main tourist stop. But it might as well be a world …


Gov’t paying for emergency transportation in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the next week the federal government will pay all of the costs to help get public transportation and power restored to parts of New York and …


All 3 of NYC’s major airports back in operation

NEW YORK (AP) — All three major New York airports are open again after Superstorm Sandy shut them down. LaGuardia reopened Thursday on a limited schedule. Its bigger international counterparts, …


A slowed, darkened NYC begins to stir to life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that …


Diplomat: Texas agents should have seen people

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan …


US home prices rise in August at faster pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The …


Amtrak to decide on resuming limited service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says most train service in the Northeast remains suspended and a decision will be made later in the day on restoring limited service north and south …


Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city’s historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and …


Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

NEW YORK (AP) — A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors …


New Yorkers try for normalcy as Sandy approaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor on Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no …


Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an …


Jailers worry about dental floss as a weapon

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it’s given jailers plenty of headaches. When a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access …


4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


AP source: 2 sailors to be punished in sex scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. sailors are expected to receive administrative punishments, but not be criminally charged, in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military …


Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in test run

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripping through fog-shrouded farm …


Skywalk case goes before federal appellate court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon is arguing in U.S. appellate court that a Native American tribal court …


Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …


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 …


Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial state park overlooking the United Nations to former President Franklin Roosevelt. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, on …


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 …


US, Israel to begin major air defense exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Israel are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship, against a backdrop of tension with Iran and sharp rhetoric in the …