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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more amazing feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Contract to manage nuke lab up for grabs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The annual $2 billion contract to manage one of the federal government's premier nuclear weapons laboratories will be up for grabs after 2017.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook to enable viewing of Apple’s animated photos

MENLO PARK (AP) - The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video - just like magic - but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Fewer people using home broadband

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans are shunning costly home broadband and using their cellphones to get online, a new survey shows.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Some cardiac arrest victims ignore symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

FDA eases restrictions on blood donations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

CDC reports new E. coli cases from November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it does not know yet if they are linked to a larger outbreak that began in October.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Man shot, paralyzed by Paradise police officer dies

PARADISE (AP) - A man captured on video being shot by a Northern California police officer following a high-speed chase and crash has died, authorities said Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Churches, mosques worry about security

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as an anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. And the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding specialized training for congregations for "all hazards, including active shooter incidents."

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada OKs $335M deal to lure carmaker

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval approved a $335 million incentive package to attract upstart electric carmaker Faraday Future's billion-dollar factory to a hard-hit Las Vegas suburb, even though the company has yet to unveil a concept car or bring a product to market.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Obama, family back in Hawaii

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Error coin, a dime struck onto a nail, is headed to auction

NEW YORK (AP) - Is it a dime? Or is it a nail?

December 20, 2015 | | Nation


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Deal near to allow commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba are close to a deal on restoring regularly scheduled commercial flights, Cuban and American officials said Wednesday on the eve of the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.

December 16, 2015 | | Nation

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Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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