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Thousands in Nepal hug trees in world record bid

KATMANDU, Nepal - More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal's capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug.

June 05, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World


Analysis: GOP Senate picks delight party leaders

WASHINGTON - The Republican Party continues its disciplined march toward an impressive lineup of candidates this fall, when it hopes to wrest the Senate majority from Democrats and control both chambers of Congress during President Barack Obama's final two years.

June 04, 2014 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | World


Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

June 03, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | World


New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

TRENTON, N.J. - For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years to gradually reduce their immune system's over-reaction.

June 02, 2014 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press | World


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 01, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | World


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | By LYNN ELBER Associated Press | World


Cancer survivors: More than 14.5 million in US

CHICAGO - It's National Cancer Survivors Day, and chances are good that you know at least one of them.

June 01, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | World


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press | World


Tea party stirs Ga. GOP runoff after primary loss

ATLANTA - When Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia's Senate race, the tea party was left without a favored candidate.

May 31, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | World


Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

FRESNO, Calif. - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Prosecutors: spilled drink led Hernandez to kill

BOSTON - In the months leading up to a fatal double shooting, Aaron Hernandez had become increasingly convinced that people had been "testing, trying or otherwise disrespecting him" when he went to nightclubs, prosecutors said.

May 29, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | World


Johnstown flood's legacy lives on 125 years later

PITTSBURGH - A privately owned dam collapsed in western Pennsylvania 125 years ago on May 31, 1889, unleashing a flood that killed 2,209 people. The terrible stories from the Johnstown Flood of 1889 are still part of lore because of the gruesome nature of many of the deaths and the key role the disaster played in the rise of the American Red Cross. Here's some of what's known about the flood, one of the deadliest disasters in U.S. history.

May 29, 2014 | By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | World


Frenchman joined US D-Day forces to free homeland

PARIS - When he left Paris at age 18, the plan was to go to New York for a year and learn his father's sewing machine trade. Six years later, Bernard Dargols found himself crossing the Channel in a U.S. Army uniform, sloshing ashore on Omaha Beach to a homeland that had persecuted his Jewish family.

May 28, 2014 | By LORI HINNANT Associated Press | World


High court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

WASHINGTON - Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.

May 28, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | World


California couple's buried gold coins go for sale

SAN FRANCISCO - A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog has gone on sale, with one coin selling for $15,000 on Tuesday.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | World


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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

July 27, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | World


Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

July 26, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World


Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.

July 25, 2014 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press | World


Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | World


Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

NEW YORK - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

July 20, 2014 | By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press | World


Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

July 20, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press | World


Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | World


Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

BOSTON - An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

July 19, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | World


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Babe Ruth's Boston contract fetches $1M at auction

BALTIMORE - Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS - It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.

July 11, 2014 | By KYLE POTTER Associated Press | World


Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.

July 11, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World


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