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NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of violence swept New York City over the weekend as 21 people were shot, four of them fatally, authorities said Monday. The shootings, which included the separate woundings of 10- and 12-year-old boys, made for the third weekend in June that at least a...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of...
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife. The new work drew on results from an...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change...
CHICAGO (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of...
Searchers found the bodies of three teenaged boys kidnapped almost three weeks ago in the West Bank. The families of Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, have been given the grim news, according to the Jerusalem Post newspaper. Their remains were found in...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision posted Monday reversed a ruling by U.S. District...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who used Facebook to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 25, of Garden Grove, pleaded guilty in December to one count of attempting to...