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A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The world has...

Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no power

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend, killing all three people on board, calmly told an air traffic controller he has no engine power and is gliding in the minutes before impact. “Yeah, we’ve...

Washington wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into a central Washington neighborhood, destroying residences and forcing residents of several hundred homes to flee, authorities said Monday. The blaze ignited in brush just outside town Sunday afternoon and still...
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Scientists look into why most Alzheimer’s patients are women

AP Photo/Young Kwak WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra...
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Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies

AP Photo/Eric Risberg CARNEROS, Calif. (AP) — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to...
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Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin NEW YORK (AP) — Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire,...
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AP PHOTOS: Crowds celebrate US same-sex marriage ruling

AP Photo/Esteban Felix Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, to celebrate a freshly endorsed right to marry. Gay rights activists outside the United States also organized rallies to draw...
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Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in “A” Block, where...
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In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them

AP Photo/JIM COLE CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them. While the 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was a New Hampshire native, no one else has come close in the 100 years since the state began...
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Deed would keep Trump Plaza shut for at least 10 years

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owners of Atlantic City’s former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure. Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed a deed restriction for the casino, which closed last...