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Suicide bombing at US Embassy in Turkey kills 2

ANKARA, Turkey - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive Friday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing himself and a Turkish guard in an attack that Turkish officials blamed on domestic leftists.

February 01, 2013 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press | World


Great Dane from Michigan is world's tallest dog

OTSEGO, Mich. - A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

September 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | World


Waters recedes in La., leaving sopping mess

BELLE CHASE, La. - Floodwaters from Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the beginning of what is certain to be a slow recovery for Louisiana.

August 31, 2012 | By STACEY PLAISANCE and VICKI SMITH Associated Press | World


Ex-Marine kills 2, self at supermarket

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. - An ex-Marine who had suffered from depression and once tweeted about killing "everyone I see" opened fire in camouflage gear at a New Jersey supermarket, gunning down two co-workers before he killed himself, authorities said.

August 31, 2012 | By ALEX KATZ and KATIE ZEZIMA Associated Press | World


Ryan traveled a perilous budget path to VP pick

WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile.

August 13, 2012 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

OAK CREEK, Wis. - Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade Michael Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

August 06, 2012 | By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press | World


Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies

RALEIGH, N.C. - Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

July 03, 2012 | By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press | World


Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

AUGUSTA - Aimee Copeland had her makeup done, joked with her doctors and hugged her nurses before she left a Georgia hospital Monday, just two months after she was infected with a rare life-threatening, flesh-eating disease.

July 02, 2012 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | World


Senate OKs farm bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries.

June 21, 2012 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press | World


Defense rests without calling Sandusky to testify

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

June 20, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press | World


Southern Baptists elect 1st black president

NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect its first African-American president in one of its biggest steps yet to reconcile the 167-year-old denomination's troubled racial past and appeal to a more diverse group of believers.

June 19, 2012 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | World


WWII veterans remember D-Day at memorial

WASHINGTON - With the World War II Memorial as a backdrop, veterans Josephine and Murray Bussard shared a kiss from their wheelchairs as they commemorated the 68th anniversary of D-Day, and celebrated almost as many years of marriage.

June 06, 2012 | By SARAH PARNASS Associated Press | World


Edwards acquitted on 1 count, mistrial on others

GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.

May 31, 2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | World


Despite downgrade, Beryl still soaks Memorial Day

SAVANNAH - Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation - and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl.

May 28, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


Band mates: FAMU victim wanted to be hazed

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus was known for his opposition to hazing but agreed to go through a brutal initiation ritual because it was seen as an honor, according to interviews with band mates released Wednesday.

May 23, 2012 | | World


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