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From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds

HE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

July 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Regulators discuss nuclear station crack

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators have scheduled a meeting to discuss a radioactive water leak that led to the shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials said Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US to determine why jet down in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel sends ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


22 bodies counted at Ukraine crash site

GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November's elections.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) - Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to extend Internet taxes moratorium

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

CHICAGO (AP) - Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect in family slaying dressed as delivery man

SPRING, Texas (AP) - A man charged with killing four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home and held the kids at gunpoint until their parents arrived, police said Thursday.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ag industry seeks to create right to farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

July 10, 2014 | DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Egyptians vote in first free election

CAIRO (AP) - More than 15 months after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak's ouster, Egyptians streamed to polling stations Wednesday to freely choose a president for the first time in generations. Waiting hours in line, some debated to the last minute over their vote in a historic election pitting old regime figures against ascending Islamists.

May 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama leads Ga. fund-raising

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama continues to collect more money from Georgians than Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but the fund-raising gap between the two in the state is closing.

May 22, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Private rocket space launch set for Tues.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Private rocket maker SpaceX aimed for a Tuesday liftoff after fixing the engine problem that caused a launch abort over the weekend, stalling the world's first commercial space station supply flight.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Afghans can handle security

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama expressed confidence in Afghanistan's ability to take the lead for its own security next year, as NATO leaders huddled Monday for talks aimed at paving the way for the deeply unpopular war's end.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wall Street rises, but Facebook falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Monday morning as investors latched onto a survey suggesting that economists are more optimistic about housing and unemployment.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS - An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf.

May 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Protesters gather for pre-NATO rally

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of nurses and other protesters gathered Friday at a downtown Chicago plaza for a noisy but largely peaceful demonstration demanding a "Robin Hood" tax on banks' financial transactions, before a smaller but more raucous crowd broke away and began marching through city streets.

May 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook's IPO one of world's largest

Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street.

May 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Minorities surpass whites in U.S. births

WASHINGTON - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

May 17, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$40M fine over shape-up shoes

The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

May 16, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay marriage helps immigration cause

(AP) - President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing across the country, helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than the general public.

May 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


TV, religion lead to top baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names. No, not Snooki. But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.

May 14, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion

Bank stocks were hammered in Britain and the United States on Friday, partly because of fear that a surprise $2 billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase would lead to tougher regulation of financial institutions.

May 11, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


N.Y. sites honor early Benedict Arnold

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Benedict Arnold is a hero again, at least temporarily, at two upstate New York historic sites where his pre-treason exploits are being remembered.

May 10, 2012 | CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama voices support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.

May 09, 2012 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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