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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies

DENVER (AP) — Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes

BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-regime villages, committing a war crime, an international human rights group said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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Judge refuses to delay start of gay marriage in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has reaffirmed her call for the state to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Oct. 21, but the administration of Gov. Chris Christie is taking another crack at putting the mandate on hold.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit mayor was sent to federal prison for nearly three decades Thursday, after offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging he let down the troubled city during a critical period before it landed in bankruptcy.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the meantime.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Stocks soar on hopes for deal to avoid US default

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday, putting the market on track for its second-best day of the year, on news Washington was moving closer to a deal to avert a U.S. government default.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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