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AP News - Oct 28, 2014 11:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has built a new testing facility that is probably intended to research how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships, according to a U.S. research institute.The North is still likely years away from fiel ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2014 5:43 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed.The passenge ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2014 5:16 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2014 4:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2014 3:16 PM

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle.Last year's Kindle Paperwhite was small and sturdy, and came packed with useful features such as the ability ...more

AP News - Oct 24, 2014 2:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea s ...more

AP News - Oct 22, 2014 10:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new d ...more

AP News - Oct 22, 2014 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Christopher Balch said it affected r ...more

AP News - Oct 20, 2014 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example.The National Ocean ...more

AP News - Oct 18, 2014 5:36 PM

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — but these are made of plaster.More than 90 years ago, legendary filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant s ...more