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Friday is the deadline to avoid a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government shutdown


Bey is accused of ordering the killing of Bailey in 2007 because he was investigating the financially troubled bakery for a story

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A gunman testified Monday that he shot a California journalist three times in broad daylight on a downtown Oakland street to make sure he completed the killing ordered by the leader of a once-influential community group.


Marable's latest book, \"Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention," will be released today

NEW YORK (AP) -- Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming Malcolm X biography could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, died Friday, just days before the book described as his life's work was to be released. He was 60.


The closing act of a college basketball season turned upside down

HOUSTON (AP) -- After their latest win on the road to an unlikely spot in the national title game, Connecticut's players talked about shocking the world. Butler's talked about unfinished business.


The cracks caused aircraft to lose pressure and forced a frightening emergency landing

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Three more Southwest Airlines jetliners have small, subsurface cracks that are similar to the cracks suspected of playing a role in the fuselage tear of a Boeing 737-300


Allies say election costs could top $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he's brought over the past two years.
The official start of his second White House bid, in the midst of three wars, a budget fight with Congress, and sluggish economic recovery, comes 20 months before the November 2012 election.


In fact, atheists, agnostics, humanists and other assorted skeptics from the Army's Fort Bragg have formed an organization

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The cliche notwithstanding, there are atheists in foxholes.


The floating debris will likely be carried by currents off of Japan toward Washington, Oregon and California before turning toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia

In one to three years, scientists say, wind and ocean currents eventually will push some of the massive debris from Japan's tsunami and earthquake onto the shores of the U.S. West Coast


Google, always one of the most ardent April Fools' Day celebrators, launched 'Gmail Motion,' which allows users to mime directions to their email

NEW YORK (AP) -- The online world got an April Fools' Day makeover as YouTube rolled out 1911 viral videos and the Huffington Post put up a mock pay wall.


The current budget crunch on state and local governments is making more adopt the controversial practice

Inmates in prisons and jails, even minor offenders, are finding they not only have to do the time, but they have to pay—for booking, rent, routine medical care, and even electronic monitoring once they are released.


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