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Why do airplane transponders have an 'off switch?'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a fascinated public has asked: Why can somebody in the cockpit shut off the transponder?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Another GM recall: 1.18M SUVs for air bag issue

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster to fix safety defects in its cars and trucks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Poll: People still seek meaty news on media buffet

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what's worth knowing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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After Crimea, world anxious about next Putin move

MOSCOW (AP) — With Crimea in Russia's pocket, the world anxiously awaits Vladimir Putin's next move.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama's surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more "humane" shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Yellen to put Fed's new leadership on display

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Janet Yellen era at the Federal Reserve begins in earnest this week with a two-day meeting, a policy statement and fresh economic forecasts. Yet all that will be a prelude to the marquee event: Yellen's first news conference as Fed chair.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014

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Evidence spotted for universe's early growth spurt

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say they've spotted evidence that a split-second later, the expansion of the cosmos began with a powerful jump-start.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014

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