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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

PAHOA, Hawaii – Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into … Full story    

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Israeli farmers observe sabbatical – with a wink

BNEI NETZARIM, Israel – Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year. So how do … Full story    

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he’s gay

NEW YORK – Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay” wasn’t exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough … Full story    
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Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes ‘whitened’

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel’s precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution … Full story    
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Gov’t pushes air bag maker on replacement parts

DETROIT – The U.S. government’s auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel

MEXICO CITY – A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

PAHOA, Hawaii – Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

ATLANTIC, Va. – The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON – All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

ATLANTA – A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient in Dallas was released Tuesday from … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Nicely preserved mammoth carcass shown in Moscow

MOSCOW – Nearly 40,000 years old and in surprisingly good shape, the carcass of a woolly mammoth has gone on display in Moscow. The scientists … Full story    
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India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

NEW DELHI – Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid … Full story    
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California shooting suspects arraigned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff’s deputies during a shooting rampage that … Full story    
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Girls accused of trying to join jihadis confused

DENVER – One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role … Full story    
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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes

PAHOA, Hawaii – After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava was less than the length of a football field from homes … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Sheriff: 2 shot outside NC courthouse

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were shot outside a North Carolina courthouse Tuesday and have non-life-threatening wounds and police were searching for two suspects, … Full story    
Published:  October 28, 2014

TV, film star Marcia Strassman dies at 66

LOS ANGELES (AP) –Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died. She was 66. Strassman died … Full story    
Published:  October 28, 2014

New Jersey releases quarantined nurse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend … Full story    
Published:  October 28, 2014

Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

WASHINGTON – Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to … Full story    
Published:  October 28, 2014

School shooter invited victims to lunch

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text … Full story    
Published:  October 28, 2014