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  • CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member. Rolf Heuer, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, says he signed a document Friday in Islamabad in the ...

  • James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty. In a letter to The Denver Post published Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is not ...

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to ...

  • Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has donated his entire allowance, sending a $1 bill with a handwritten note of support. His parents tell The ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:29 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Companies' data security in question after Sony hack Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city China's wealth finds home in Washington state Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013 ...

  • AP Top Political News At 8:29 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack EPA expected to treat ...

  • 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference. Obama's sixth year in office was a difficult one. His faced foreign ...

  • In spite of Asia advance, European stocks steady

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — European markets were largely subdued Friday, a day after a big rally in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as ...

  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. Spokesman Pawel Sawicki told The Associated Press on Friday that 1,800 ...

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish police searched Friday for possible explosives at the Madrid headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance. No one was injured in the early-morning incident and National ...

  • Black market kidney broker released from prison

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison. His lawyer says Levy Izhak Rosenbaum was released from the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix ...

  • Chrysler to recall about 257K Ram pickup trucks

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year. Chrysler says in documents ...

  • Turkish court orders custody for 4 following raids

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish news reports say a court has ordered the formal arrest of four people detained in recent raids on a newspaper and a television station affiliated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally of ...

  • FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report in the bidding process. At a FIFA executive committee meeting ...

  • Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary. Coming from as far away as Afghanistan and Syria ...

  • Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

  • FIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date set

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date set.

  • Ford House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House has sold an oil painting by French post-impressionist artist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million. The Detroit Free Press reports ( ) Friday that the ...

  • Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says he is keen to return South Africa to the schedule. There has not been an F1 race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993. Ecclestone told Russian ...

  • Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor only once. In an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric posted online Friday, the "7th Heaven" star describes himself instead as suffering ...

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