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  • Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston. The boat got snagged by a lobster trap rope about 15 miles off Massachusetts on Monday. Divers managed to free it early Tuesday, and the vessel docked shortly...

  • Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama's Tuesday night gathering comes...

  • Coast Guard evacuates boy from cruise ship

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A 4-year-old is in stable condition in an Atlantic City hospital after the Coast Guard flew him from a cruise ship approximately 100 miles southeast of the city. The Norwegian Breakaway on Monday reported the boy had fallen from his bunk and sustained a...

  • German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with news agency dpa published Tuesday that Snowden "surely...

  • Illinois boy to meet Coast Guard rescuers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy is scheduled to reunite with the members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month. Tommy Alter of Highland Park plans to meet with crew members Tuesday afternoon at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. Coast...

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They...

  • Pryor staffers to make stops in 7 counties

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Staffers in U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's mobile office are planning to visit seven counties this week to assist Arkansans who may be having problems with certain government programs. The mobile office is scheduled to make stops Wednesday and Thursday in White,...

  • Groundbreaking set in Okla. for Pegasus aircraft

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — A groundbreaking is planned next month at Altus Air Force Base for the incoming KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft. U.S. Air Force General Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and other visitors are expected to attend the Aug. 7...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances...

  • Kentucky schools collaborating on space project

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky scientists and engineers are collaborating on a project involving research aboard the International Space Station. The University of Louisville says a NASA grant is making possible the joint project with scientists and engineers from the University of...

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