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Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

WASHINGTON | While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

April 21, 2014 11:10 am
Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

FILE - This March 2, file 2013 file photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala. Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But as we get farther from our own bodies and the present, a new AP-GfK poll shows Americans have much more doubts in …

April 21, 2014 11:01 am
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY | Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday Thursday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

April 17, 2014 4:07 pm Photos

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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2007 file photo, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens at the opening of the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2005 file photo, Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, greets National Liberation Army (ELN) spokesperson Francisco Galan before a meeting between Colombia's government and the ELN in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home …

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's …

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2002 file photo, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez check their watches during the inauguration of the first Cuban National Olympic games at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at …

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Colombia's Literature Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez sticks out his tongue to photographers as he arrives on a train to Aracataca, his hometown in northeastern Colombia. At right is his wife Mercedes Barcha who accompanied the writer on his …

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, left, embraces Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a round table discussion on Fuentes' work at the UNAM national university in Mexico City. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP…

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - This undated file photo shows Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at an undisclosed location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo)

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and …

April 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Holl…

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - Mickey Rooney and wife, Ava Gardner, arrive in New York in January 1942, en route to Boston where Rooney is to appear at a Red Cross benefit. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Ro…

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander …

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2004, file photo, Jan, left, and Mickey Rooney pose for photographs after having unveiled their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Poli…

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Herb Kohl. D-Wis., center, gets a hug from entertainer Mickey Rooney, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., looks on at left, prior to Rooney testifying about elder abuse, b…

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, file photo, Mickey Rooney takes the stage to make an award presentation at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander A…

April 07, 2014 8:30 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander …

April 07, 2014 5:26 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, file photo, Mickey Rooney takes the stage to make an award presentation at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander A…

April 07, 2014 5:26 am
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

FILE - Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Holl…

April 07, 2014 5:26 am
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