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Facebook test is next for giant Internet service drone

MENLO PARK . (AP) - Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Beaches remain open despite oil slick

GOLETA. (AP) - Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Quality behind average vehicle age reaching record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Teens adrift near limit for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Rolling Stone sued over retracted rape story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama prisoner drops bid for abortion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Boy accused of strangling had past troubles

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including choking another child until the child turned blue in the face and carrying around dead farm animals, according to sheriff's deputies.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Cop indicted on murder charge

CINCINNATI (AP) - A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Mormons may form own Scouting group

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Injured boy, 7, was monitored by remote camera

HARDWICK, Mass. (AP) - Newly released court documents say a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy hospitalized after allegedly being abused and isolated by his father had an alarm on his bedroom door and was monitored by a camera his father could access from a cellphone.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

300 years after shipwreck, family finds $1 million in sunken gold

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (AP) - The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida's Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

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Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation



August 30, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | Nation

Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Boy who died may have been in hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

WWI cannon swiped from VFW post

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is ...

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

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