Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Businesses question health care law requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some businesses say they’ll be forced to hire fewer people or cut employee hours to avoid having to offer insurance coverage to workers under the new health care law. But an economic […]


Vienna, Austria (AP Photo)

Ancient Jewish tombstones found in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — It was 1943 when Vienna’s Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the city’s oldest Jewish cemetery, demanding it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence there be […]


International Atomic Energy Agency: Iran poised to expand nuke work

Diplomats: Iran prepared to up nuclear program

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is poised for a major technological update of its uranium enrichment program, allowing it to vastly increase production of the material that can be used for both reactor fuel and nuclear warheads, diplomats told The AP Thursday.


A circus elephant

Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling

WASHINGTON (AP) — An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.


Graph suggests Iran working on bomb

VIENNA (AP) – A diagram obtained by The Associated Press shows that Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War […]


Glacier melt cited as main cause of rising seas

VIENNA (AP) – Austrian experts say melting glaciers have been the single greatest cause of rising sea level over the past century. Scientists at the respected University of Innsbruck say that between 1902 and 2007, […]


Austrians proud of skydiver Fearless Felix

VIENNA (AP) – In tiny Austria, where souvenir shops do brisk business in T-shirts bearing the crossed-out image of a  kangaroo, some hope skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump will mean that – for a while […]



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