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Facebook officially has 1 billion active users, the company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning. That number is equal to roughly one-seventh of the entire human population.
This morning, there are more than one billion people
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing.
That's double the 500 million it hit in July 2010 -
DALLAS (AP) - In a story Oct. 4 about the "Victory or Death" letter by Col. William B. Travis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Battle of San Jacinto was on April 22, 1836. It was on April 21.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Texas agencies duel over Alamo commander'
By The Associated Press
U.S. home prices rose 4.6 percent in August compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years.
CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August, the sixth straight monthly gain.
By BILL KACZORAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man's bid to become the first illegal immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the state's Supreme Court justices.
Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the U.S. with his parents
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license.
The case will be heard Tuesday.
Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States from Mexico at age 9. He has since graduated from college, earned a law
CHICAGO (AP) - The following 23 fellows each will receive $500,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:
-Natalia Almada, 37, Mexico City. Documentary filmmaker who captures complex and nuanced views of Mexican history, politics and culture.
-Uta Barth, 54
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic candidates for federal office have spent about twice as much as their Republican counterparts on Spanish-language political ads, according to a survey of 10 states with large Hispanic populations.
Overall, the percentage of campaign
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage.
And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles.
But the risk of a gruesome