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High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

Networks cry foul in TV Internet case

WASHINGTON — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Gasoline prices continue rise in US

The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps jumped 8.5 cents in the past two weeks to a 13-month high of $3.6918 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.

Poll: Big Bang a big question for majority of Americans

Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

Molecular breeding speeds crop improvements

The process is different from the better-known and more controversial field of genetic engineering.

Mayor, 93, didn’t go down without a fight

After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, Apopka, Fla., voters chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city that had fallen short of its potential.

Bear attacks spark debate: Kill them, or leave them alone?

Dallas Smith thinks he has the answer to Central Florida’s black-bear threat, and he’s ready to lock and load it.

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week’s fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

Prince reaches agreement with music label

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.

T. rex fossils arrive at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

WASHINGTON — The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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