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  • 1964 World's Fair offered preview to future technologies

    NEW YORK – Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a m ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. – The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated

    RED BLUFF, Calif. – Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver’s claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire before i ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Men in the uniforms of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Pakistan judge dismisses toddler’s murder case

    ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that d ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

    BEIRUT – The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa be ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Iran rejects naming new U.N. envoy after U.S. refusal

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to st ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

    PERTH, Australia – A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia’s leader warned Saturday that the massive s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • 'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, audi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Abortion in cases of rape: New feuds in old debate

    NEW YORK – Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Stabbing suspect's mental state is key to the case

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school wi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

    KANSAS CITY – Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn’t seem to ha ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    BOSTON (AP) — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old buil ...
    April 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • In a rare rebuke, U.S. blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    WASHINGTON – In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could s ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

    PERTH, Australia – With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:02 am
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