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Photos of the Day: A Russian Soyuz Craft Launch

July 16, 2012 6:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Families and colleagues watched the launch from an observation platform in the Russian-leased cosmodrome in the dry southern steppes of this sprawling Central Asian nation.

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Con Ed, union to resume talks

July 16, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Talks between Consolidated Edison Inc. and its largest union are to resume Monday as another heat wave hits New York City.The Con Ed workers were locked out on June 30 after their contract expired and negotiations over a new one failed. About 5,000 managers are keeping electricity going for 3.2...

Soyuz Rocket Launches on Mission to Space Station

July 16, 2012 5:40 am | by DMITRY LOVETSKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz craft launched into the morning skies over Kazakhstan on Sunday, carrying three astronauts on their way to the International Space Station, where they will quickly start preparing for a frenzy of incoming traffic.

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Dark-Matter Detector Has New Home in SD

July 16, 2012 5:28 am | by AMBER HUNT, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a painstakingly slow two-day move from the earth's surface, the world's most sensitive dark-matter detector has a new home nearly a mile underground in a shuttered South Dakota gold mine.

Holden mum on who got festival tickets

July 16, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden won't say who got his office's 30 tickets to a luxury suite at the Bayou Country Superfest in May.According to The Advocate newspaper, the tickets were worth about $9,000.Holden, the Visit Baton Rouge organization and the state's tourism department...

TNT shares fall after UPS takeover delay

July 16, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares in Dutch delivery service TNT Express and PostNL, the company that owns almost a third of its stock, are down following an announcement that a European Comission probe into UPS's proposed $5.16 billion takeover of TNT Express will take longer than previously expected.Shares in PostNL...

Emails: Syrian security got comms help from West

July 16, 2012 2:50 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaked company emails and senior employees say that two European contractors were putting the finishing touches on Syria's encrypted radio system as the revolt against Damascus got under way last year.Documents made available to The Associated Press and other media organizations by the...

Activists report clashes in Syrian capital

July 16, 2012 2:50 am | by BASSEM MROUE - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Syrian troops and rebels clashed inside the tightly controlled capital Monday for the second day in what activists called some of the worst fighting since the country's crisis began 16 months ago.The clashes briefly closed the highway linking the capital with Damascus International Airport to...

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NRC to hold public forum on Prairie Island safety

July 16, 2012 1:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency's annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.The meeting, which will be open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Red Wing High...

Crowds Rally in Tokyo for End to Nuclear Power

July 16, 2012 1:50 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of people rallied at a Tokyo park Monday demanding that Japan abandon nuclear power as the country prepares to restart another reactor shut down after last year's tsunami-generated meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.Led by Nobel-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe, pop star...

Study: YouTube Source for News, Disaster Footage

July 15, 2012 8:50 pm | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their examination of 15...

Study: Viewers turning to YouTube as news source

July 15, 2012 8:50 pm | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their examination of 15...

Microsoft, NBC Dissolve MSNBC.com Joint Venture

July 15, 2012 6:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com so it can build its own online news service.The breakup announced late Sunday dissolves the final shred of a 16-year marriage between Microsoft Corp. and NBC News, which is now owned by Comcast Corp. The relationship began to...

Garmin to Pay $500K to Settle Patent Infringement

July 15, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of Olathe-based Garmin Ltd. has been ordered to pay $500,000 to settle a patent infringement lawsuit.The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/MtQhZH ) reported that the damages were awarded by a jury in a Texas court to Ambato Media LLC., which had sued Garmin International Inc.Garmin said in...

Report: GSK in deal talks with Human Genome

July 15, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline PLC is reportedly talking this weekend with Human Genome Sciences Inc. about its $2.6 billion offer for the Maryland-based biotech company.British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline made its first bid for the biotech company in April and extended its offer of $13 per share until July...

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