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Most massive star ever seen found within nearby galaxy

LONDON – A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered – hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said Wednesday...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. pushes new N. Korea sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea – The Obama administration moved Wednesday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gathering storm halts well work

NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in for...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

African Union peacekeepers are harming Somali civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya – African Union peacekeepers are indiscriminately shelling residential areas of Somalia’s capital, according to internal AU reports reviewed by The Associated Press.The evaluation...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Historic financial overhaul signed into law by Obama

WASHINGTON – Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

White House apologizes to fired Agriculture Department worker

WASHINGTON – The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose ouster ignited an embarrassing political firestorm...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Argentina OKs gay unions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage Thursday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bikinis in Moscow: Europe wilts in heat wave

MOSCOW – It’s so hot that women in bikinis are sunbathing in Moscow.A heat wave across much of Europe also is causing crops to wither, forest fires to ignite and roads to melt, while refrigerators...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tiny mushrooms blamed for 400 deaths in southwestern China

BEIJING – Every year during the height of the rainy season, villagers of all ages in a corner of southwestern China suddenly would die of cardiac arrest.No one knew what caused Yunnan Sudden Death...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. foreclosures may hit 1M

LOS ANGELES – Rosalyn Dalebout rents out space in her home to three tenants, has cut off her phone service and canceled her earthquake and life insurance – all to pay her mortgage every month.So...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawyer: Some interrogation tactics not OK’d

WASHINGTON – One of the key Bush administration lawyers in the evolution of the CIA’s interrogation program cast doubt on whether the Justice Department approved some of the harsh steps the agency...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Holocaust survivor’s dance sparks controversy

JERUSALEM – He’s a Holocaust survivor dancing with his family on what easily could have been his own grave.A video clip of Adolek Kohn awkwardly shuffling and shimmying with his daughter and...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World