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Missing jet's pilots had firm community ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - One was passionate enough about flying to build his own flight simulator in his home. The other was a 27-year-old contemplating marriage after having just graduated to the cockpit of a Boeing 777.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) - A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding - a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin speaks tough on Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin brings down Crimea tensions; Kerry in Kiev

MOSCOW (AP) - Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court Tuesday in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1 billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic sanctions amid worries that Moscow was ready to stretch its military reach further into the mainland of the former Soviet republic.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Russia 'on the wrong side of history'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday accused Russia of being "on the wrong side of history" with its military intervention in Ukraine and said he's examining diplomatic and economic steps to isolate Moscow.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia demands a return to Ukraine unity pact

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall as Ukraine tensions rise; Gold gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Global stocks fell sharply on rising tension over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and the threat of possible sanctions by Western governments. Treasurys and gold prices rose as investors bought safer assets.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Married man to become Maronite priest in US

ST. LOUIS (AP) - When Deacon Wissam Akiki is ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he's expected to have hundreds of supporters there for him, including his wife and daughter.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman posing as Waffle House manager steals cash

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager - and left with about $100 in cash from the register.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Solar-powered plane takes flight

MADRID (AP) - An experimental solar-powered plane has taken off from Madrid en route to Morocco in a bid to complete its first transcontinental flight.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reviewing Queen Elizabeth II's reign

LONDON (AP) - Her 60 year reign began amid gloomy post-World War II austerity, but Queen Elizabeth II has seen social and technological changes transform the world from her seat on Britain's throne. From a man setting foot on the Moon to the fall of Communism, the queen has witnessed dramatic world events, and withstood the challenges posed her sometimes troublesome family.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. YEAR OF TURMOIL IN WISCONSIN LEADS TO TODAY

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. eyes oil in resource-rich Arctic

TROMSO, Norway (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation in a region that could become a new battleground for natural resources.

June 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP Q&A: Economy hurting Obama?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nothing upsets a president's re-election groove like ugly economic numbers.

June 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court rules against defense of marriage law

BOSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 31, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boy played dead to survive in Syria

When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.

May 31, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gold mine made lab in dark matter quest

LEAD, S.D. (AP) - Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe.

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College debit cards have higher fees

It took Mario Parker-Milligan less than a semester to decide that he was paying too many fees to Higher One, the company hired by his college to pay out students' financial aid on debit cards.

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Consumer confidence plunged in May

(AP) - Americans feel worse about the economy in May than they have in eight months as worries about the weak jobs, housing and stock markets continue to rattle them.

May 29, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Days after death, crowd to climb Everest

Scores of climbers were headed for the summit of Mount Everest on Friday in what is expected to another busy weekend on the top of the world.

May 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expect 9-15 storms in hurricane season

MIAMI (AP) - Federal forecasters predict there will be about nine to 15 storms during this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

May 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Person implicated in Etan Patz death

NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a man in custody who has implicated himself in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) was picked up late Wednesday in Camden, N.J., and has been tied to the case in the past.

May 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook redesigned again?

Facebook is at it again.

May 23, 2012 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


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