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Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector....
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Details about proposed national monuments in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic members of California's congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed national monuments include:...
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Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of hundreds of flights
DALLAS (AP) -- Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Saturday left highways slick and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport....
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National monument supporters in California get antsy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine country....
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Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering....
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Florida police chief fired for arrest in prostitution sting
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida police chief has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute....
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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania....
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FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- FairPoint Communications said it needed to bring costs and benefits into sync with competitors in the telecommunications industry. By doing just that in a new labor pact, the company has made itself more attractive to potential buyers, an analyst and workers say....
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Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations....
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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says
BOSTON (AP) -- Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago....
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Man sentenced in death of boy made to hold paint buckets
ATLANTA (AP) -- Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years....
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Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) -- Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes....
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Ga. man who killed man over stolen checks set to die
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a man who demanded he pay him back for stealing and cashing some of his personal checks is scheduled to be executed in early March....
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La. teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing....
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Visit to dump by Oregon's former first couple draws police
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Workers at a central Oregon landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week....
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