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  • Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of...

  • Police: Ex-Broncos DB punched cabbie, urged cops to call John Elway

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    John Boyett, a now-ex-member of the Broncos' practice squad,was arrested early Wednesday in Greenwood Village after police say he drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site then tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch,...

  • Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes. Now, their stone tools and other artifacts have revealed their presence at about...

  • Maine man's ashes launched into space

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine mother who's using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet: to space. Using her Facebook page, which has more than 17,000 likes, Hallie Twomey has mailed hundreds of packets of her son...

  • Police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival. More than 80 people were arrested after parties got out of hand Saturday in Keene, leading to...

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. — DID HE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE BAN? He made...

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room....

  • Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family. "I'm very sorry about my involvement in this business," Irina Walker told a federal...

  • Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online...

  • AP PHOTOS: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year. On Wednesday, the...

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