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  • George Harrison guitar from 1963 brings $490,000 at auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight has sold for nearly half a million dollars at a New York ...
    May 17, 2015 - 8:04 am
  • Storms, scattered tornadoes hit US midsection; cause damage

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota raked the nation's midsection early Sunday, hours after kicking up dam ...
    May 17, 2015 - 8:03 am
  • A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens’ deadly eruption

    SEATTLE – Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There’s more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama’s health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country’s first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a m ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

    POTISKUM, Nigeria – A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Ni ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes

    CINCINNATI – The father of one of the men described him as a stay-at-home "Mommy's boy," while the other young man's attorney said he was "a normal 23 ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • U.S., China budge not a bit over South China Sea activity

    BEIJING – China and the United States budged not a bit Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Fo ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Pope calls Palestinian leader “angel of peace” during visit

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscor ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Sheriff: 3-year-old shoots 1-year-old sibling in vehicle

    VENICE, Fla. – Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies say a 3-year-old boy shot his 1-year-old sister in the face as the two were in a car in the parking ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • America’s premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

    NEW YORK – The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, a ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Mississippi

    INDIANOLA, Miss. – Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other mus ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Proposal seeks to dim NYC skyline at night to save energy

    NEW YORK – Bright lights, big city?Not so much, if a New York City council member gets his way.He's ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S.: IS head of oil operations killed in U.S. raid in Syria

    BEIRUT – In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State’s head of oil operations, captured h ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Latest Google car heading to public streets

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – The latest version of Google’s self-driving car – a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel – will make ...
    May 16, 2015 - 5:01 pm
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