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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Peter Frampton attends the 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards in New York. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease. The disease causes weakness in the legs, forearms and fingers, and its cause is still unknown. As it will eventually prevent Frampton from playing guitar, the 68-year-old is embarking on a farewell tour this summer. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 12:56 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton's announcement that he has a rare muscular disease. Frampton's physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Choosing a college based on price can save you from overwhelming student debt, give your parents a break and increase the likelihood of a return on investment in your education. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file)
February 28, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Many prospective students choose a college for its location, its reputation or even its campus vibe. Here are three reasons to choose a college based on price. YOU CAN AVOID HIGH STUDENT DEBT If you pick an affordable college, you're less likely to be burdened with high debt. Borrowing less now...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo provided by SpaceX, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned inside the company's hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the Demo-1 unmanned flight test. SpaceX rockets closer to human spaceflight with this weekend’s debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts. The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff Saturday, March 2, 2019, and a docking the next day with the International Space Station. But the Dragon capsule won’t carry humans, rather a test dummy in the same white SpaceX spacesuit that astronauts will wear. (Space X via AP)
February 28, 2019 - 12:39 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is closing in on human spaceflight with this weekend's debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts. The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff Saturday and a docking the next day with the International Space Station...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 28, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling on Wall Street Thursday after the government reported that economic growth slowed down at the end of last year. There were also disappointing earnings and forecasts from several technology companies. The latest figures show that the U.S. economy grew in the fourth...
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February 28, 2019 - 10:04 am
PULASKI, Wis. (AP) — A complaint has been filed against former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, accusing him of verbally confronting referees after a loss for his stepson's high school basketball team. The Pulaski School District confirms it was McCarthy who berated the officials and followed...
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Lady Gaga, left, and Bradley Cooper perform "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 28, 2019 - 9:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was acting, not love, when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang a duet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards. Gaga discussed the emotional performance of "Shallow" from their film "A Star Is Born" during an appearance Wednesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live ." The duet led online...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, unveils the 5G modem Balong 5000 chipset in Beijing. Security experts say the U.S. government is likely exaggerating the threat it says the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei poses to the world’s next-generation wireless networks. Critics say the U.S. case is short on specifics and glosses over the fact that China doesn’t need secret access to Huawei routers to infiltrate global networks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
February 28, 2019 - 6:47 am
Since last year, the U.S. has waged a vigorous diplomatic offensive against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, claiming that any nation deploying its gear in next-generation wireless networks is giving Beijing a conduit for espionage or worse. But security experts say the U.S. government...
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Amanda Hamner looks out at flood waters from the Russian River surrounding her home in Forestville, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The still rising Russian River was engorged by days of rain from western U.S. storms. (AP Photo/Michael Short)
February 28, 2019 - 4:54 am
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on winter storms slamming western U.S. states (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A Northern California river that surged over its banks after days of rain has flooded some 2,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. Sonoma County spokeswoman Briana Khan says the...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 photo, a couple heads towards an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A team starts building massive walls in December to create a spectacular winter experience. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 28, 2019 - 12:18 am
NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice Castles in North...
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This Feb. 26, 2019 photo provided by the Anaheim Fire and Rescue shows a car with a firehose running through the rear side windows in Anaheim, Calif. A California fire department enflamed some social media users but delighted others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car that parked in front of a fire hydrant. In a Twitter thread posted Wednesday, the Anaheim Fire Department asked the public: "Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out." (Anaheim Fire and Rescue via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 5:06 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department enflamed some social media users but amused others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. In a Twitter post Tuesday , the Anaheim Fire Department asks: "Ever wonder what happens when a car is...
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