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Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …


Space shuttle Endeavour takes to California skies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour took off Friday morning on a sightseeing tour of California, the last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum. Hitching a …


Shuttle to sightsee around Calif. with low flybys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the …


Shuttle to sightsee around Calif with low flyovers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space, but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the …


Labor strife threatens American Airlines schedule

DALLAS (AP) — With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation’s third-largest carrier because …


Endeavour salutes Giffords en route to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords …


Republicans, IG take Justice Dept. to task

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department’s inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of …


Shuttle lands in Calif. after cross-country voyage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords …


Endeavour flies over Ariz. en route to Calif. home

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour flew over Tucson on Thursday in honor of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband before continuing its trek west to retirement …


Endeavour leaves Texas for new home in Calif.

HOUSTON (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour took off atop a modified transport plane from a Houston airport Thursday, beginning its journey to retirement in California, where it will be …


Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With hopes of a once-stellar corn crop dimmed by a summer of drought, Gerald Jenkins doesn’t expect the unfolding harvest to burden his co-op’s grain elevators, …


Issa: IG report step toward restoring faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Thursday that a watchdog report on a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona is a huge step toward restoring public faith in …


Endeavour leaves Houston for new home in Calif.

HOUSTON (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour took off atop a modified transport plane from a Houston airport Thursday, beginning its journey to retirement in California, where it will be …


Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of a retired …


Space shuttle Endeavour heads west to new mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour embarked on its new life as a museum piece Wednesday, leaving behind its NASA home and heading west on the last ferry …


Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops Wednesday that America’s new military focus on the Asia-Pacific region, including plans to put a second radar system in …


Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Female soldiers from Fort Campbell deploying to Afghanistan will field test the first Army body armor that is shorter and better tailored specifically to fit …


Space shuttle Endeavour stuck at home in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour apparently doesn’t want to leave home. NASA’s youngest shuttle was supposed to depart Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday for its permanent …


NASA postpones final ferry flight of Endeavour

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The beginning of space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight to California has been postponed because of weather along the flight route. NASA had planned for the …


‘The Master’ smashes box-office records

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s cult drama “The Master” commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. …


Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


Young illegal immigrants may get driver’s licenses

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When 17-year-old Alondra Esquivel needs to get from her rural central California home to classes at Fresno State University 20 miles away, she must rely on …


Neil Armstrong, 1st to walk on moon, buried at sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first man to walk on the moon has been buried at sea. NASA says Neil Armstrong’s cremated remains were buried in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday …


Administration warns of ‘destructive’ budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House report issued Friday warns that $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be “deeply destructive” to the …


NASA’s retired shuttle Endeavour heads west Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The baby of NASA’s space shuttle fleet is about to leave home — for good. At sunrise Monday, Endeavour will depart Kennedy Space Center for …


NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour headed west

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour has just a few more days left to call Cape Canaveral home. At sunrise Monday, Endeavour will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center …


APNewsBreak: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim …


Problems dogging new high-tech air traffic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech overhaul to the nation’s air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers …


US Navy medical care boosts ties, image in Asia

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental …


White House Big Dig ending, but what comes next?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 …