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In crowded skies, lost plane's request for new path denied

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately — there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014

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Death toll in the Greek ferry fire rises to 8

 

BARI, Italy (AP) — Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to eight as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014

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Congress likely to make key decisions on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2014

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Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2014

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Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aircraft and ships that spent several hours searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2014

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Oldest verified man in US dies at 110

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois resident recognized as the oldest man in the U.S. has died at 110.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014

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Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend

NEW DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend — resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014

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Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014

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