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AP News - Jul 18, 2014 3:25 PM

Amazon is the latest — and largest — company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster.PRICE: Kindle costs $9.99 a month, while Oyster costs $ ...more

AP News - Jul 15, 2014 12:53 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students' harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they'll mention a court date or ask for help finding an immig ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 9:16 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on ...more

AP News - Jul 08, 2014 12:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Depart ...more

AP News - Jul 03, 2014 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says a planet outside our solar system thought to be in the so-called Goldilocks zone is not even a real planet, but a cosmic masquerade.Four years ago, scientists proclaimed they found what could be the first plane ...more

AP News - Jul 02, 2014 5:11 PM

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Fabien Cousteau comes from a famous family of filmmakers, advocates and ocean explorers, and now he's added to their legacy of sea stories a 31-day expedition at an underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys. Here are five things ...more

AP News - Jun 30, 2014 7:08 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros said Monday that they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal trade talks on the Internet."It was an illegal activity and we're going to pursue it and try and ...more

AP News - Jun 24, 2014 9:41 AM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, a vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer, said a shipwreck hunter who has sought the wreckage for decades.Steve Li ...more

AP News - Jun 23, 2014 1:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday said May's avera ...more

AP News - Jun 20, 2014 12:52 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The public can once again get a close look at scientists working to uncover the bones of saber-toothed cats, mastodons and mammoths in the heart of Los Angeles.Officials at La Brea Tar Pits are reopening a shuttered exhibition ...more