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Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

By BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN (ATLANTIC, Va., AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in…

Hawaii residents leave homes as lava flow nears

By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER (PAHOA, Hawaii, AP) — Jeff and Denise Lagrimas’ single-story home is just across the street from properties where lava from Kilauea volcano is expected…

Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA (SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, AP) — Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of…

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar…

Judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage

By JACQUES BILLEAUD PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex unions is…

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

By JEFF MARTIN (ATLANTA, AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it…

Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

By JOHN HANNA (TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — Kansas’ attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state’s most…

Ebola patient’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees

(DALLAS AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that was flagged with an…

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