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Company test space balloon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• THIEF STEALS, CRASHES MODEL A: PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Central Oregon authorities say a 79-year-old man took a 1930 Ford Model A coupe to church on Sunday to show it off. But when he left it so he could get a bite of lunch, sheriff's deputies say, it was stolen and crashed into the Crooked River south of Prineville. Photos show the mangled vehicle in the river, but no estimate of the damage was immediately available. Capt. Michael Boyd says 34-year-old Erik Blake Halpin, described as a transient, was accused of drunken driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. KTVZ-TV ...

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Surge forces officials to take action

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man’s plea deal includes orders for a vasectomy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


U.S. justifies drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• VAGINA SCULPTURE TRAPS U.S. STUDENT: BERLIN (AP) - An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sgt. Bergdahl in outpatient care in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is now receiving outpatient care on the base in San Antonio, according to the statement. The Army said his "reintegration process" is proceeding with exposure to more people and a gradual increase in social interaction.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Friends mourn missing hiker

SEATTLE (AP) - Friends on Sunday mourned a well-known outdoors writer and photographer who had been missing for three days in Mount Rainier National Park before searchers said they recovered a body of a woman.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


65% of senior VA execs got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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Prosecutor: FedEx knew suicide linked to illegal pharmacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx delivered packages containing illegal prescription drugs for internet pharmacies even after it noticed that authorities were cracking down on the businesses ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Microsoft to buy LinkedIn

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion, a deal that could bring ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Razing Riviera casino will level part of Vegas’ mobster past

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Riviera Hotel and Casino - the Las Vegas Strip's first high-rise that was as famous for its mobster ties as its ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Symantec buying internet security firm Blue Coat

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Software security company Symantec Corp. is acquiring internet security firm Blue Coat Inc. for $4.65 billion, bolstering its mobile and cloud ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump says he is revoking Washington Post credentials

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Donald Trump said Monday his presidential campaign is revoking credentials provided to The Washington Post.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Microsoft touts smaller, faster Xbox One game consoles at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xbox One is shrinking in size and growing in power.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Man nearly decapitated neighbor with machete

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A man called police to accuse his neighbor of stealing alcohol before he nearly decapitated him with a machete and buried his ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


USA charitable giving rate tops more than $1 billion a day

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are now donating to charities and nonprofits at a record-high rate of more than $1 billion a day, according to the ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Orlando killer appears to be ‘homegrown extremist’ for Islam

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Fiery Trump, sober Clinton at odds over Orlando attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Did delay in response give shooter more time?

ORLANANDO (AP) - As the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began to unfold, an off-duty police officer working at a gay nightclub exchanged ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Club shooting survivor feels guilt for living

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Luis Burbano felt his bones shake when the bullets started flying early Sunday morning in the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Assault weapons easier to buy in Florida than handgun

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Military-style assault weapons like the one Omar Mateen used to blast away at an Orlando nightclub remain legal and easy to purchase ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Militants behead Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Police couple killed outside Paris, child is rescued

PARIS (AP) - A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a senior police officer to death Monday evening outside his home in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


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