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Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.... 7/31/2014 9:47 PM

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.... 8/1/2014 12:34 AM

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.... 7/31/2014 7:13 PM

In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.... 7/31/2014 5:38 PM

AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.... 7/31/2014 4:54 PM

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.... 7/31/2014 11:11 PM

WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind.... 8/1/2014 1:25 AM

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.... 7/31/2014 6:14 PM

Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."... 7/31/2014 4:00 PM

Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire.... 7/31/2014 10:09 PM