China launches manned mission to experimental space station

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a pair of astronauts into space Monday on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days in preparation for the start of operations by a full-bore facility six years from now.


'We hope it will be over': Retrial to open in 1979 Patz case

NEW YORK (AP) —€” It took nearly four decades to find and try a suspect in the haunting disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz. The trial itself spanned three months of testimony and 18 days of deliberations before a jury finally deadlocked.

Now it's about to unfold all over again.

Missing NYC Boy The Krou

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Finish high school with bachelor's degree? At 1 school, yes

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Aya Tal-mason's excitement as she describes her research on cancer-fighting drugs rivals her schoolmate Paige Fries' audible enthusiasm about her recently published science-fiction novel. Fellow student Hannah Herbst recently visited President Barack Obama to explain the inexpensive generator she designed that uses plastic spoons and the hydropower of streams to charge cellphones, giving remote villagers a link to the outside world.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his brain swelling through the bullet hole in his face, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network; LARRY FENN, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network; NICK PENZENSTADLER, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network