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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more amazing feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Contract to manage nuke lab up for grabs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The annual $2 billion contract to manage one of the federal government's premier nuclear weapons laboratories will be up for grabs after 2017.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook to enable viewing of Apple’s animated photos

MENLO PARK (AP) - The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video - just like magic - but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Fewer people using home broadband

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans are shunning costly home broadband and using their cellphones to get online, a new survey shows.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Some cardiac arrest victims ignore symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

FDA eases restrictions on blood donations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

CDC reports new E. coli cases from November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it does not know yet if they are linked to a larger outbreak that began in October.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Man shot, paralyzed by Paradise police officer dies

PARADISE (AP) - A man captured on video being shot by a Northern California police officer following a high-speed chase and crash has died, authorities said Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation

Churches, mosques worry about security

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as an anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. And the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding specialized training for congregations for "all hazards, including active shooter incidents."

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada OKs $335M deal to lure carmaker

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval approved a $335 million incentive package to attract upstart electric carmaker Faraday Future's billion-dollar factory to a hard-hit Las Vegas suburb, even though the company has yet to unveil a concept car or bring a product to market.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Obama, family back in Hawaii

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Error coin, a dime struck onto a nail, is headed to auction

NEW YORK (AP) - Is it a dime? Or is it a nail?

December 20, 2015 | | Nation


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park.

December 20, 2015 | | Nation

Deal near to allow commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba are close to a deal on restoring regularly scheduled commercial flights, Cuban and American officials said Wednesday on the eve of the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.

December 16, 2015 | | Nation

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S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely ...

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Leaders in a Maine town said Sunday they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Sequel to Trump’s first year opens with investigations, crises, unease

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Small-town hurt from loss of mini Walmarts

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) - Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Your dog can get a flu bug

DEAR DIDI: Can my dog get the flu? -Senior Citizen in Manteca

January 21, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Nation

Massachusetts debates safe sites for drug users

BOSTON (AP) - The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Oklahoma lawmaker sues investigator in spying case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Amazon opens store without cashiers

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Despite the shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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