• Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women who pass grueling courses

    ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green Beret training.

  • Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court.

  • The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local):

    Updated: 5:18 am

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

    Updated: 4:04 am

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  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • Hot weather intensifying hold on much of East, Central US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.

  • Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend.

  • Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world Saturday, gathering in record heat at races and other festivities to commemorate Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s “giant leap” on Apollo 11.

  • War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts.