• Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. "There it is! There it is!" shouted team members at the...

  • Former Oregon State University student cited for recording porn video in campus library

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 19-year-old woman has been accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library at Oregon State University. OSU spokesman Steve Clark says the university learned about the video Tuesday, but it apparently was recorded during the fall semester and posted...

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Shortly after Kissinger, 91,...

  • Boy Scouts settle California lawsuit over sex abuse

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public. The...

  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about. Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and...

  • McCain to Senate protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain has kicked protesters out of a budget hearing, calling them "low-life scum." The upheaval came Thursday on Capitol Hill after members of an anti-war group calling itself Code Pink approached a witness table where...

  • Obama to call for end of sequestration cuts

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law. Obama's budget...

  • Kerry Butler to join 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Butler's next role will take her to the White House — the Clinton White House, that is. The Tony Award-nominated star of "Xanadu" said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham Clinton when the irreverent show "Clinton: The Musical" lands at New World Stages....

  • Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of...

  • US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy. Weekly applications dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the...

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