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Philadelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- The local newspaper guild has dropped out of the upcoming auction for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers....
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Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths
DETROIT (AP) -- A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home....
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Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said....
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Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges
SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) -- The parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were being held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said....
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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia....
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Postal workers union to protest Staples program
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of postal workers around the country are expected to protest the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees....
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Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) -- Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming....
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$66M expansion for Mandalay Bay convention center
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States....
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Chiquita asks court to toss terror payments case
MIAMI (AP) -- Produce giant Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to toss out lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in a bloody civil war....
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Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public....
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Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them both on track to be executed as early as next week....
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Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea....
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Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law....
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Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs....
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Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later
NEW YORK (AP) -- The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life....
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