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NASA spaceport breaks ground for shuttle display

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) - NASA's retired space shuttle Atlantis is a step closer to completing its final journey.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


ABC News to air interview with Gingrich ex-wife two days before South Carolina vote

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News plans to air an interview with the second wife of Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on "Nightline" just two days before the GOP's South Carolina primary.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


Protest over Internet legislation in DC exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


A Q&A on Internet anti-piracy bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Online piracy costs U.S. copyright owners and producers billions of dollars every year, but legislation in Congress to block foreign Internet thieves and swindlers has met strong resistance from high-tech companies, spotlighted by Wikipedia's protest blackout on Wednesday, warning of a threat to Internet freedom.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


Fugitive’s suit against Kansas hostages dismissed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who held a Kansas couple hostage then sued them for breach of contract for turning him in.

January 18, 2012 | | Nation


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ROMNEY SAYS HE PAYS US TAXES _ ABOUT 15 PERCENT : FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - His wealth and taxes suddenly a campaign focus, Mitt Romney said Tuesday he pays an effective federal tax rate of about 15 percent. That's far less than if his earnings were wages rather than gains from investments and dividends, and the disclosure under pressure triggered a sharp response from the Democratic White House as well as one of his GOP presidential rivals.

January 17, 2012 | | Nation


Chef Paula Deen hid diabetes for over three years as she pushed high-fat food

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen, the Southern belle of butter and heavy cream, makes no apologies for waiting three years to disclose she has diabetes while continuing to dish up deep-fried cheesecake and other high-calorie, high-fat recipes on TV.

January 17, 2012 | | Nation


Mount Rainier snowshoer burned money for warmth

TACOMA, Washington (AP) - A snowshoer who was lost in a blizzard for two days on Washington state's Mount Rainier said he stayed alive by digging out a snow tunnel and burning dollar bills for warmth.

January 17, 2012 | | Nation


Wikipedia editors question site's planned blackout over legislation, say it undermines site’s neutra

NEW YORK (AP) - Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The planned shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work.

January 17, 2012 | | Nation


Obamas mark King's birthday with volunteer outing to paint King’s quotes on school library’s walls

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama evoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s own words about public service Monday as Obama and his family celebrated the life of the late civil rights leader with a volunteer project.

January 16, 2012 | | Nation


Fresno Murder-suicide suspect videotaped herself doing meth beforehand on iPad

FRESNO (AP) - A woman who shot her two children, their father and a cousin in California's Central Valley before committing suicide took video of herself on her iPad as she smoked methamphetamine prior to the killings, police said Monday.

January 16, 2012 | | Nation


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MISSING COLO. MAN FOUND DEAD IN THEATER RESTROOM: FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man who was missing for five days was found dead in a locked movie theater restroom after workers noticed an odor and forced their way in, authorities said.

January 16, 2012 | | Nation


Huntsman departs race, backs Romney,impact in South Carolina primary unclear

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Days before the South Carolina primary, Jon Huntsman dropped out of the presidential race Monday and endorsed Mitt Romney for the party's nomination, becoming the latest Republican to call the GOP front-runner the strongest candidate to beat the Democratic incumbent.

January 16, 2012 | | Nation


Minn. couple missing after Italian ship capsized

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota couple missing after a cruise ship capsized off the west coast of Italy are devout Catholics who spend part of almost every day at church, where he teaches religious classes and she hands out baked goods and other sweet treats to parishioners.

January 16, 2012 | | Nation


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BOXING GREAT MUHAMMAD ALI GETS 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At 70, Muhammad Ali is "still the greatest" to friends and admirers worldwide.

January 15, 2012 | | Nation


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Fire empties another town

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes Friday, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in the scenic Methow Valley, a sheriff said.

July 18, 2014 | | Nation


Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

July 18, 2014 | | Nation


Toyota makes it easier to yell at kids

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids.

July 18, 2014 | | Nation


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