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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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Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

September 28, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

NEW YORK - The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.

September 07, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

CAIRO - The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the American public with his own plan to stop the militants.

September 07, 2014 | SARAH EL DEEB and SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press | World


Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

NEW DELHI - Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.

September 04, 2014 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

September 01, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


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