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  • Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name…

  • YouTube’s 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube’s legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet’s video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents,…

  • After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that…

  • Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have…

  • In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building’s floor, looking each one up and down for…

  • Northeast marinas scramble to repair damage from deep freeze

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that…

  • Nigerian cell phone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s leading cell phone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa’s biggest oil…

  • APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries have issued strong support for the World Trade Organization’s efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements. The ministers vowed…

  • UK’s Labour Party says it won’t try to block EU referendum

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party says it won’t try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. The party’s acting leader, Harriet Harman, offered support for the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Protests, arrests after judge acquits Ohio officer in deaths of 2 unarmed black suspects CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the…

  • China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

    BEIJING (AP) — At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing’s financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the…

  • Congress’ familiar path: short-term solutions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation’s highway and transit aid, they were…

  • Vermont town’s famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare

    BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town’s famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and was reopened Saturday with fanfare,…