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‘Blowing my mind’: Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation

Boy’s abuse escalated to handcuffing

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Jack Garcia was a challenging kid - smart, but stubborn and uncommunicative, especially in his early years, according to those who knew him.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation

Truck drivers search for parking amid rise in big rigs

MONROE, Ohio (AP) - The amount of semitrailers on the road has climbed in recent years, but the number of parking spots for drivers to stop and rest hasn't kept pace, leading to what truck drivers and industry leaders describe as a safety hazard that puts truckers on the road for too long.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer ID protection services

NEW YORK (AP) - Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be providing identity protection services to all eligible members across the U.S. by the start of the new year.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

DALLAS (AP) - The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

Jail clerical error acknowledged in fatal church shooting gun buy

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack, authorities said.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot

BOSTON (AP) - The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off of pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

It’s showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Astronomer’s ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry gun law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

NY City disability pride parade draws thousands marking milestone

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Manteca High grad returns as city’s newest podiatrist

The Manteca medical community has a new homegrown podiatrist - Dr. Jack A. Harvey, DPM.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Court agrees with light sentence for Beanie Babies creator

CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

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FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Older refugee students win order to let them attend regular high school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from the tracks and out ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

DETROIT (AP) - Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

School asks Supreme Court to hear transgender bathroom case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

FAA forecast anticipates 600,000 commercial drones within year

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

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