Teacher recalls battle with tornado that killed 98 in China

YANCHENG, China (AP) — Teacher Guo Haimei said the ferocious wind, blacked with dust and debris, seemed to descend out of nowhere onto her kindergarten and its 120 pupils.

  • Written by PAUL TRAYNOR, Associated Press CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Marines: Man in Iwo Jima flag raising photo misidentified

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

Park Service project shares stories of women along Route 66

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was a man's world nearly a century ago when one of America's most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that stretched roughly 2,400 miles from Chicago to the West Coast.

  • Written by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

3-D pens, moldable earbuds take stage at tech show in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week.

  • Written by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer