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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

8:12 PM 09/03/2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54.

Jury: Samsung ripped off Apple technology

8:02 PM 08/24/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

Mexican Navy: Police fired on US gov’t vehicle

6:06 PM 08/24/2012

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican Navy said Friday that federal police opened fire on a U.S. Embassy vehicle carrying two U.S. government employees, after the vehicle entered an area where the Mexican officers were conducting anti-crime operations.

CBO: Recession likely if no ‘fiscal cliff’ agreement

2:41 PM 08/22/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new recession is likely if a stalemate over tax and spending cuts continues between Democrats and Republicans, according to dire projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on one of the this year's defining campaign issues.

Ryan paid a higher federal tax rate than Romney

8:16 PM 08/17/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to their federal taxes in the last two years, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has paid a lower federal tax rate than his running mate, congressman Paul Ryan.

Seattle’s Hernandez tosses MLB’s third perfect game of season

9:36 PM 08/15/2012

SEATTLE (AP) -- His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez finally conquered the pursuit of perfection he's chased since his debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with uncontrollable curly hair and a hat that never sat straight.

LSU’s Mathieu kicked off team for violating rules

2:44 PM 08/10/2012

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off LSU's football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule, a blow to the Tigers' national championship hopes three weeks before their season opener.

Dwight Howard traded to Lakers

2:39 PM 08/10/2012

LONDON (AP) -- All-Star center Dwight Howard has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Orlando Magic.

Hoekstra wins Michigan GOP primary for US Senate

10:57 PM 08/07/2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Michigan Republicans selected former Rep. Pete Hoekstra to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November, while three GOP contenders were locked in a tight race Tuesday to oppose Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.

House votes to extend Bush tax cuts

6:58 PM 08/01/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.