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Tuskegee Airman Steward dies in California at 95
VENTURA — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday of natural causes at a hospital in Ventura. After graduating with a business degree...
By Christopher Weber The Associated Press FULL STORY
California benefits most from T-Mobile settlement
SACRAMENTO — California’s consumers and government stand to benefit the most of any state from a nationwide settlement with T-Mobile US. Regulators announced Friday that T-Mobile will pay at least $67.5 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order. Th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings
WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday. Details about the probe’s conclusion have been cl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer’s war. The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a “Hamas terror infrastructure site” in the southern Gaza Strip was in ...
By Daniel Estrin The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. ...
By Rebecca Santana and Munir Ahmed The Associated Press FULL STORY
Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited
TOKYO — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results. Haruko Obokata said in a statement Friday that she was leaving the Riken Center for Developmental Biology a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Australian woman arrested in deaths of eight children
SYDNEY — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home. The 37-year-old woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was under guard ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
President cautions that changes for Cuba will be slow
WASHINGTON — Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the “her...
By Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government isn’t fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found. ...
By Hope Yen The Associated Press FULL STORY

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