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Air Force One goes on sale for $50,000

An aircraft believed to have served as Air Force One has gone up for auction in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>The twin-engined DC-9, which has served five presidents, is being put on offer for a reserve of $50,000.<p>GSA auctions, the federal agency selling the plane, told prospective buyers that the DC-9 aircraft …

Air Force One

Better batteries could revolutionize solar, wind power

USA TODAY's Green Tech series explores how green-tech innovations are changing everything from vacations to war-making.<p>On an arid mountain in Eureka County, Nev., a mining company believes it's struck the 21st century equivalent of gold.<p>The precious commodity is vanadium, a metal that can be …

Three NFL teams quietly made key spring moves.

The most reported NFL stories are not usually the most interesting or important NFL stories.<p>For example, when the fourth-string quarterback for a …

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Police ID suspect in New Orleans parade shooting

Nineteen people were wounded during a shooting at a Mother's Day parade.<p>Authorities have identified a 19-year-old man as a suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans that left 19 people injured.<p>Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said they are looking for Akein Scott, whom multiple …

Holmes enters insanity plea in Colo. theater massacre

Judge sets hearing for May 31 to decide if he will accept insanity plea.<p>CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- James Holmes, accused of killing a dozen people and wounding scores more in a July shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday.<p>Holmes sat silently in the …

Virgin's Richard Branson loses bet, serves fliers in drag

Yes, that was Virgin Group founder Richard Branson dressed in flight attendant drag and serving drinks on a flight from Australia to Malaysia this weekend.<p>Branson, never one to shy away from a publicity stunt, made the eye-popping appearance after losing a 2010 Formula One auto-racing bet to pal …