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CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.
LONDON (AP) - The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.
LONDON (AP) - The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It's showtime at Mars.
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structures had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.
Vice President Joe Biden praised former Sen. Bob Packwood, who resigned following allegations of sexual assault. And this came on the same day Obama launched a new public awareness campaign at campuses across America to prevent sexual assaults.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.
A Long Island school district says it's considering disciplinary and legal action against students shown on Twitter wearing shirts spelling out "rape."
WASHINGTON - New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this week, but short on action to rescue the world.
BEIRUT - Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
PARIS (AP) - Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) - Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.
PARIS (AP) - French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.
LONDON (AP) - Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.
JABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.
BERLIN (AP) - Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.
In the Reagan 1980s, I often attended the annual gatherings of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Several days of meetings featuring speeches by the most influential (domestic) thinkers on the right were capped off by a formal dinner that was often attended by President and Mrs. Reagan.