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Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Frida…

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China experimental moon orbiter returns

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the co…

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Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry…

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A look at people killed during space missions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

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2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people…

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Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the…

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has…

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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. — Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scat…

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News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

A look at the top Ebola developments worldwide Friday:

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medica…

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Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Filled prescriptions for 158 deceased beneficiaries cost taxpayers $292,381, report says.

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2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people…

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Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the…

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has…

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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. — Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scat…

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News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

A look at the top Ebola developments worldwide Friday:

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medica…

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Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Filled prescriptions for 158 deceased beneficiaries cost taxpayers $292,381, report says.

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New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to ha…

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first…

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WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher m…

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated…

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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safe…

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Endangered Rocky Mountain wolf possibly near Grand Canyon

Endangered Rocky Mountain wolf possibly near Grand Canyon

Its collar resembles those on endangered gray wolves, says Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday…

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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected agains…

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Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a b…

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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and t…

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Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through un…

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Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors p…

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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle bet…

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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent…

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

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 eno…

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FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

WASHINGTON — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or r…

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough t…

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Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires…

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to ge…

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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.

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Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously …

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US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's w…

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UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about f…

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Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared …

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

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Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is …

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of hi…

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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rura…

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Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so fa…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the…

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Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune…

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned comm…

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'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing a…

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Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow

Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through un…

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Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel

Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of r…

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WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Healt…

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AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases c…

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Suspicion cast on Russian engines in launch blast

Suspicion cast on Russian engines in launch blast

CHINCOTEAGUE — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rock…

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New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

BELMAR, N.J. — The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses…

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