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Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....
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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died....
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Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942....
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Vermont hosting Great Lakes scientists at not-so-great lake
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are hosting colleagues from across the globe eager to hear about the latest research about the world's largest bodies of fresh water....
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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home
NEW YORK (AP) -- For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life....
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A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracks
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) -- Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear....
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Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds....
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Northeast marinas scramble to repair damage from deep freeze
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) -- The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the effects of a hurricane....
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Lengthy police pursuit ends with fugitive's arrest
WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire police say they pursued a fugitive in a stolen truck through multiple towns before using a tire-deflating device to bring the vehicle to a stop....
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New York State Fair picks vendor for vegan/vegetarian stand
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York State Fair has chosen a vendor for its first ever all-vegan and vegetarian stand....
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