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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 …


Earthquake in Maine rattles New England states

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries. Patrons of …


Decades late, FDR memorial park is opening in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. Welfare Island …


Texas landowners take a rare stand against Big Oil

SUMNER, Texas (AP) — Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code …


Police probe Texas agency in case where child died

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police have launched a rare investigation of the Texas child protection agency after a 22-month-old girl died and her mother claimed her military husband’s deployment overseas …


White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but …


Manufacturers launch program to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill some of the estimated 600,000 high-tech, …


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 …


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 …


Skydiver hopes to break sound barrier on Sunday

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner started preparations early Sunday for his attempt to be the first skydiver in history to break the sound barrier. Before sunrise the …