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Evidence spotted for universe’s early growth spurt

NEW YORK (AP) - Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation

Congress studies new way to pay to fight big fires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation

Designer Scott, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, found dead

NEW YORK (AP) - L'Wren Scott, who left her small-town Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end fashion designer best known as the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, has died in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation


• JUDGE ORDERS CHRIS BROWN TO REMAIN IN JAIL: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation

Food pantries on rise at colleges

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Days after biology major Gillian Carll arrived at Stony Brook University last fall, she encountered a young woman on a bench outside her dormitory who said she had nothing to eat.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Goodyear unveils next-generation blimp

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The next generation of the well-known Goodyear blimp is getting ready to take flight as the company moves toward replacing its old fleet of airships with a new trio.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

ATLANTA (AP) - It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Review of deportations has risks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Campaign to save dog in mauling

PHOENIX (AP) - A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Woman, no longer a fugitive, is set free

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fugitive charges were dropped against a 60-year-old woman who escaped from a Michigan prison in 1977 after authorities discovered she had surrendered decades ago and already been sentenced to time served.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

General’s deal drops sex assault charge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Defense attorneys said Sunday that the Army will drop sexual assault charges against a general under a plea deal that marks the end of a closely watched case that unfolded as the military grapples with sex crimes within the ranks.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Leading California GOP candidates are contrast in style as well as form

BURLINGAME (AP) - A conservative state assemblyman and gun rights enthusiast was the crowd favorite among the party faithful on Sunday as the Republican candidates seeking to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown for the governorship addressed delegates at the state party's convention in the San Francisco Bay Area and promised to get the government out of their way.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Final words came after systems shutdown

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - When someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777's communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance of the flight.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Egypt crackdown brings most arrests in decades

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people over the past eight months in the country's biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials. Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing systematic beatings and miserable conditions for dozens packed into tiny cells.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

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JPMorgan head: CEOs don’t have all it takes to be president

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The CEO of one of America's most powerful financial companies said Sunday that CEOs have some attributes that would serve ...

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

3 dozen Alaska villages lack plumbing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

New web site features Tahoe bicycle trails

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - The founder of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has launched a new online bike guide - complete with maps, trail ratings, photos and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Expecting a million for the pope

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the videotaped message, Pope Francis issues a personal invitation to pilgrims - "See you in Philadelphia!" - but it remains an open question whether ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

America’s Stonehenge: History or hoax?

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

No votes cast in small-town school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes - not even his own - but ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Trump to teens: Follow your heart

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

VW chief ‘sorry’ for duping buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


BRUSSELS (AP) - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Parents forgive sons accused of trying to kill them

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple said Friday they have forgiven two sons accused of attacking them in what police believe was a plot to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Man charged in 6 killings called van ‘murder mobile’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

NAACP seeks Confederate flag dialogue

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Players: Coach told them to strike ref

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Trump condemned for questioner

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

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