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Space shuttle arrives in NYC; crowds watch in awe

Apr 27, 2012

By MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece.

Ten years after ...

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Mo. woman wins $5.8M in 'Girls Gone Wild' case

Apr 27, 2012

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The company that makes "Girls Gone Wild" DVDs is seeking to overturn a verdict awarding nearly $6 million to a St. Louis-area woman who claims her bare breasts were recorded without permission.

St. Louis Circuit Judge John Garvey last month sided ...

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Feds: Ill. suspect spent stolen millions on horses

Apr 27, 2012

By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — The small-town bookkeeper dazzled friends and co-workers with invitations to her immaculate horse ranch and home, where she displayed trophies hauled back from world championship exhibitions and visitors in cowboy hats arrived to buy some of the ...

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Suddenly Someone: Finding fleeting political fame

Apr 27, 2012

By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanna be famous?

Forget reality TV. The presidential campaign could be just the ticket from nowhere to notoriety.

It can be done with a heartfelt story. An off-hand remark. Or simply by having a distant connection to someone who's Somebody.

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Son: Bedbug bites caused rash that stopped flight

Apr 27, 2012

By DON BABWIN and GRETCHEN EHLKE, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Bedbugs.

The biting pests that infest hotels appear to be the source of red marks on a Minnesota woman that prompted health officials to quarantine a jet in Chicago for fear they were dealing with something much more serious:

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Lawmakers Optimistic About Cyber Bill Prospects

Apr 27, 2012

By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats expressed optimism Friday about sending a cybersecurity bill to President Barack Obama this year despite significant disagreements with the Senate and the White House.

The House delivered a strong bipartisan vote ...

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Obama Targets Diploma Mills that Market to Vets

Apr 27, 2012

By ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — President Barack Obama reached out to a generation of young soldiers Friday as he added new protections for veterans and military families misled or bilked by career colleges and technical programs that target their federal education ...

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Lawmakers Move Toward Citing Holder for Contempt

Apr 27, 2012

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder as it applies pressure for more documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation.

An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Friday a ...

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House OKs student loan bill, ignores veto threat

Apr 27, 2012

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans defied a veto threat and the House voted Friday to prevent federal loan costs from doubling for millions of college students. The vote gave the GOP a momentary election-year triumph on a bill that has become enmeshed in partisan battles ...

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Minn. air passenger: Water filtration pipes in bag

Apr 27, 2012

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A checked bag containing PVC pipes and several wires prompted authorities to briefly clear out a Minneapolis airport terminal Friday, and its owner told police it was the second time in three years his device had forced an airport evacuation, an ...

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Widow of civil rights activist wants him home

Apr 27, 2012

By DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home and told her, "This could be the spark that ...

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Study: Most victims knew Ala. twisters were coming

Apr 27, 2012

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the victims of last year's epic tornado outbreak in Alabama had at least one thing in common: They knew the storm was coming.

A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more elsewhere in the ...

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Top al-Qaida bomb maker in Yemen resurfaces

Apr 27, 2012

By ADAM GOLDMAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a drone strike killed one of the leaders of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen last year, U.S. intelligence officials thought they also had wiped out the terrorist group's top bomb maker.

Soon it became apparent that Ibrahim ...

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Geithner asks China to let its currency strengthen

Apr 27, 2012

By TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead of a meeting with Chinese leaders, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is urging the Asian nation to let its currency strengthen and move forward with economic reforms.

The treasury secretary said Thursday that the Obama administration ...

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Calif. makes new attempt to restart executions

Apr 27, 2012

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered prison officials to explore using a single drug for lethal injections instead of three, in the state's latest attempt to restart long-stalled executions in California.

The governor's order was disclosed in an appeal ...

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Ex-Marine aims camera at self to heal from the war

Apr 27, 2012

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Marine filmmaker whose unit carried pocket digital cameras into some of the worst fighting in Iraq is using that footage, and post-war interviews, to open viewers' eyes about combat and help himself deal with the lasting emotional impact.

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A smashing tradition: MIT students drop piano

Apr 27, 2012

By RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — One of the highlights of the school year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology only lasts a few seconds but has a big impact.

Residents of an MIT dorm dropped an upright piano from their roof Thursday to celebrate the last day ...

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NAACP holds rally for Trayvon Martin in LA

Apr 27, 2012

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Civil rights leaders and relatives of Trayvon Martin and a slain California teenager joined together at a Los Angeles rally Thursday, urging justice and tolerance and called for action to stop the violence.

A photo of Martin wearing a ...

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Texas man executed for role in robbery-shooting

Apr 27, 2012

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man condemned for a robbery in which three people were shot, one fatally, apologized to a woman who survived the 2002 attack and family members of the slain man before receiving a lethal injection Thursday.

Beunka Adams said he ...

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US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Apr 27, 2012

By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

The move is part of a ...

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