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  • Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire swept through a plastic packaging factory on Saturday night in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, killing at least 13 people, a fire department official said. Fire department official Mohammed Farhaduzzaman said…

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix…

  • Big Montana oil spill is latest involving pipeline company

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming company whose pipeline leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and its sister company have had multiple pipeline spills and federal fines levied against…

  • Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season

    PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made…

  • More than 2M vehicles recalled 2nd time for faulty air bags

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall…

  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the…

  • Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and…

  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and…

  • Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

    GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state’s blessing — the start…

  • Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sale of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals. Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Ambro…

  • Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

    GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — Direct descendants of the Hatfields and McCoys are producing legal moonshine, the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud. Using the original recipe of…

  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since…

  • Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such…

  • Germany’s Merkel says she doesn’t see another Greek debt cut

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece’s European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country’s rescue loans, though she stressed in an interview published Saturday that Berlin’s…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    No mention of knife, ransom and blood: Japan’s media self-censor during hostage crisis TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the…