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Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft sends lander toward comet

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a speeding European spacecraft released a lander toward the icy, dusty surface of a comet on Wednesday, setting off a seven-hour countdown to an audacious attempt to answer some of the biggest questions about the origin of the universe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Ebola workers ask Congress for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Arctic chill settles across Upper Midwest, Rockies

DETROIT (AP) — The Arctic chill that has gripped the Upper Midwest and Rockies is spreading.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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AP Exclusive: Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

TOKYO (AP) — More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

 

AT A MILITARY BASE IN VIRGINA (AP) — In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. Arabic music rings from the market. A bicyclist waves as he rides toward a stone church and a mosque with a green minaret in the distance.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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