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Indonesia president visits quake survivors, vows to rebuild

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TRINGGADING, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's president traveled Friday to areas of Aceh province devastated by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, as estimates of the number of displaced people swelled, and vowed that torn-apart communities would be rebuilt....

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said....

John Glenn, astronaut and US Senator, dies at 95

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight....




John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....

Quotes from John Glenn: 'Zero-G and I feel fine.'
A sampling of quotes from John Glenn:...

All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero....

AP WAS THERE: John Glenn blasts off into orbit around Earth
John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, was lauded as a hero of the American space program on Feb. 20, 1962, when he became the nation's first astronaut to orbit the earth. The accomplishment galvanized Americans and evened up the space race with the Soviets. In sometimes fanciful language, The Associated Press reported on the liftoff that took Glenn "towards his intended rendezvous with the stars." The AP is republishing excerpts of its original coverage....

NYC runner's killing puts a DNA technique under a microscope
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer's relatives....

Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup
TOKYO (AP) -- A cost estimate to clean up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning costs expected to continue to rise, according to a government panel Friday....

10 things to know about John Glenn, who has died at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at 95:...