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  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid:...

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers have rejected the prime minister's nominees to fill the critical posts of defense and interior minister, extending the formation of a new government. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi put forward Sunni lawmaker Jaber al-Jabberi as his candidate for defense minister,...

  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday. Belgium's justice minister approved Frank Van Den Bleeken's...

  • Sears takes $400M loan from Lampert's hedge fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is taking out a $400 million secured short-term loan from a hedge fund run by CEO Edward Lampert. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, which runs Sears and Kmart stores, said in a regulatory filing that the loan is from entities affiliated with Lampert's ESL Investments...

  • Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The...

  • Wedding reception at country club ends with brawl

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they're investigating a large brawl that broke out at the end of a wedding reception held over the weekend at a suburban Buffalo country club. Officials tell local media that seven different police agencies were called in late Saturday to break up the fight...

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Booker donated $440,000 to charity in 2013

    Sen. Cory Booker donated more than 80 percent of his salary last year. Recipients of his donations include churches, schools, as food bank, the Dominican Parade and American Cancer Society.

  • GAO report shows how Obamacare subsidizes abortion

    On yet another score, Obamacare is failing to live up to the promises on which it passed.

  • Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of...

  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last year...

  • Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, authorities said. Danish police said they arrested a suspect nearby and seized a shotgun. The motive of the shooting wasn't immediately clear but a court...

  • Crossroads GPS appeals to Colorado women with new ad

    Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit arm of the Karl Rove-backed group American Crossroads, will run an ad throughout Colorado urging women voters to "vote 'no' on Mark Udall."

  • Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior.

  • Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union .



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