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  • Ukraine nuke plant unit taken offline

    MOSCOW (AP) — One unit of Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the…

  • AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from Indonesia’s…

  • AirAsia plane with 161 aboard missing in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard is missing and search and rescue operations are underway. The jet lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way…

  • Governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in…

  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday the 90-year-old’s condition has…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way…

  • Farmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they’re offering to collect them from homes in the Grand Valley. Nevelle Hopper of the Lil…

  • Greek leftists won’t run deficits, policymaker says

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A leftist Greek government won’t run deficits, but will pursue fiscal consolidation, the main opposition party’s chief economy policymaker said Saturday. “Fiscal consolidation? Of course, yes, but in our way, in…

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the…

  • Minnesota’s Pohlads acquire Polaroid majority

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s Pohlad family has acquired majority ownership of Polaroid in a $70 million deal. Minnetonka-based Polaroid is best known for making instant cameras but the name can be found on a variety…

  • Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself…

  • Virginia drivers set to see gas prices go up

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia drivers can expect to see a 5 cents-per-gallon increase in the cost of gas starting Jan. 1. The increase on wholesale gas, which will likely be passed on to consumers…

  • Food hubs link consumers with locally farmed food

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Move over farmers’ markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers. There’s no one model for…

  • Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work. Their assignment: Find…