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Patience is running out on both sides with stopgap funding measures that keep the government open for two or three weeks at a time

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved $6 billion in spending cuts as part of legislation to keep the government running for three more weeks


After a trip of 4.9 billion miles and nearly six-and-a-half years, the Messenger spacecraft will try to careen into an egg-shaped orbit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A desk-sized NASA spacecraft is riding the brakes all the way to Mercury, about to pull a tricky maneuver Thursday night to become the first man-made object to orbit the tiny planet


Officials are warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan


He can now claim 28 living relatives who also descended from that Irishman, including a Vietnam veteran, a school nurse and a displeased Arizona Republican

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama found out years ago he had an Irish ancestor who fled the potato famine in 1850.


The sedative is part of a three-drug cocktail used in executions that has been in short supply since the sole U.S. manufacturer stopped making it

ATLANTA (AP) -- All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state's supply of a sedative used in lethal injections that has been challenged by capital punishment critics and death-row inmates


Belmont, Richmond lead the pack

If you want to impress in your NCAA tournament office pool, you'll need to pick the right double-digit seeds to win in the early rounds. AP Basketball writer Jim O'Connell says schools like Belmont and Richmond should lead your sleeper list.


The playful puppies are a critically endangered species

The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago debuted 10 African wild dog puppies to the public Tuesday. The litter was one of only three successful breeding groups among North American zoos in 2010. The species is critically endangered


Alexandra Wallace issued an apology through the campus Daily Bruin newspaper for the video called 'Asians in the Library'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, are evaluating what to do about a white student who posted a video on YouTube mocking her fellow Asian classmates and criticizing them for calling family members in the library following the tsunami.


Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, 58, is jailed in Parker County on charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A man accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman for two weeks in a "house of horrors" after she repeatedly rejected him is being investigated in two cold cases of missing women, including his ex-wife's disappearance


The bus driver, Ophadell Williams, was ticketed in 1995 for speeding and twice for driving without a license

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Investigators looking into a weekend tour bus crash in New York City that killed 15 people are focusing on the driver, a man with a decades-old manslaughter conviction


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