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Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone. "Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said. But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military...
NEW YORK (AP) — Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day. But some experts say...
NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear...
NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear...
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility. Gov. Tom Corbett's office says...
Olympic champion Michael Phelps is facing five traffic charges, including three involving drunken driving, after being pulled over by police in Baltimore. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police charged Phelps early Tuesday with DUI but weren't specific about the substance...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months. Mock flew her single-...
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who was visiting relatives in Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: Sept. 19 — Departs from Liberia Sept. 20 —...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet...