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Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in the BBC America show "Doctor Who." (Ray Burmiston/BBC)

Peter Capaldi Muses on His First Year as ‘Doctor Who’

Friday, November 21, 2014

Finishing out his first season as Doctor Who, lead actor Peter Capaldi feels he’s living a dream and having a “fabulous” time. “I get up at half-six in the morning,” he says, “and by 7 o’clock I’m fighting Daleks, running down corridors, skipping down ventilation shafts. That’s a great way to be living your life at this age, I think.” …

Official: No Decision in Ferguson

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no indication precisely when the grand jury would render a decision. The St. Louis area was …

Biden Tells Russia That U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden told the Kremlin during a visit Friday to Ukraine that the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and warned Moscow that it faces greater isolation if it continues its “provocative action.” Biden was in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, on the first anniversary of the “Maidan” revolution that brought hundreds of thousands of protesters into the streets …

Cell Trackers to Include Altitude Data

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Washington — Cellphones long have doubled as tracking devices, capable of revealing your location to police, paramedics, even grocery stores looking to deliver coupons to nearby customers. But there’s a measurement cellphones once struggled to make: altitude. No more. Cellphone tracking is about to go vertical as the …

Disney TV Animation Is 30 Years Old, and It’s Going Strong

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Los Angeles — The Disney Television Animation wing has become a force in the cartoon world with the creation of shows such as Sophia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Phineas and Ferb. It’s been an impressive rise over the past 30 years, considering the …

Japan’s Abe Calls Election Amid Crisis

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tokyo — Faced with a tanking economy and plummeting ratings, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Japan’s House of Representatives Tuesday and called a snap election in an attempt to revive his faltering leadership. The well-flagged move was officially explained as a referendum on Abe’s decision to delay a …

Senate Vote Rejects Keystone Pipeline

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Washington — In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of …

Rabbis Killed in Synagogue Attack

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jerusalem — Two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a pistol attacked Jewish worshippers Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshippers and a police officer and wounding five others before they were shot dead by police, an Israeli police spokesman said. Three of the slain …

Storm Strands Scores in N.Y.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Buffalo, n.y. — Four people died during a storm that dumped more than 4 feet of snow around Buffalo and forced motorists in 150 vehicles, including a women’s basketball team, to ride it out on a day when …

Ferguson Police Probe Could Spark Change

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Washington — As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change. While …

AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some Republicans Oppose Senate Bill To Curb NSA Washington — The fate of President Obama’s proposal to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency was in doubt Tuesday as key Republican senators began …

Dad’s DNA May Link to Stress

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests. Male mice subjected to unpredictable stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress, according to a study published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The secret might be hidden …

New York Police Detain Man in Subway Death

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New York City police have apprehended a 34-year-old man who is a person of interest in the death of a man who was shoved into the path of a subway train Sunday. Kevin Darden is a person of interest in the death of 61-year-old Bronx resident Wai Kuen …