Burns, smoke killed firefighters PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The 19 firefighters killed over the weekend in an Arizona blaze died of burns and inhalation problems, according to initial autopsy findings released Thursday. Cari Gerchick, a sp...
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By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FELICIA FONSECA Associated PressAssociated Press
Solar plane making clean tech adventurous WASHINGTON — A solar powered plane that looks more toy than jet is about to end its slow journey across America with a commuter-hop from Washington to New York. The spindly no-fuel plane called Sol...
Chestnut wins record 7th contest NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women’s competition. The San Jo...
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By NICK DIVITO Associated PressAssociated Press
Boston ups security, revelers resolute BOSTON — For many New Englanders, the Fourth of July means the Boston Pops performing the “1812 Overture” on the Charles River Esplanade and fireworks booming overhead. This year, it’s also the cit...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 | 26 |
By BRIDGET MURPHY Associated PressAssociated Press
Obama orders US to review foreign aid to Egypt WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged Egypt’s military Wednesday to hand back control to a democratic, civilian government without delay, but stopped short of calling the ouster of President Mo...
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By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE Associated PressAssociated Press
Delay stirs worries over health law WASHINGTON — The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requireme...
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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressAssociated Press
Joblessness still hangs over rising economy WASHINGTON — Unemployment under President Barack Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without ...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 | 25 |
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated PressAssociated Press
Researchers create ‘bionic ear’ PRINCETON, N.J. — With a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, Princeton University researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound. The scientists sen...
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By KATHY MATHESON and KEITH COLLINS Associated PressAssociated Press
More air passengers show up with guns WASHINGTON — Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And,...
Shelters couldn’t save 19 firefighters PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Trapped by a wildfire that exploded tenfold in a matter of hours, a crack team of firefighting “Hotshots” broke out their portable emergency shelters and rushed to climb into the ...
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By FELICIA FONSECA and HANNAH DREIER Associated PressAssociated Press