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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.The crowd of 30 ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 3:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced T ...more

AP News - Nov 19, 2014 2:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — What's the best travel bag out there? What's the must-have gadget for travelers?AP Travel asked seven people who travel for a living — from Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler to the CEOs of Norwegian Cruise Line and Marriott hote ...more

AP News - Nov 19, 2014 11:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.The report ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2014 3:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a zebra change its stripes?Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as they move to stretch their brand and freshen their look.Consider:— T ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM

ROME (AP) — Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a l ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2014 9:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a zebra change its stripes?Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as they move to stretch their brand and freshen their look.Consider:— T ...more

AP News - Nov 17, 2014 4:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from glo ...more

AP News - Nov 14, 2014 11:17 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho biology teacher is facing possible disciplinary action after killing and skinning a rabbit in class to show students where their food comes from.Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall says the teacher kil ...more

AP News - Nov 13, 2014 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says.While those conditions were already known to promote thunderstorms ...more