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Police: Man tied up family members, arrested after 1 escapes
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) -- Police near Cleveland say a 34-year-old man kidnapped three family members and was taken into custody after his aunt escaped a basement where she had been tied up....
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Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13," has died f...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13," has died from surgery complications....
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The Latest: Suspect in parade crash that injured 28 ID'd
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Latest on parade crash (all times local):...
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School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate
WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) -- When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drew award-winning authors and crafted a college-caliber syllabus....
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Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding....
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S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) -- In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony....
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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy
UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) -- Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle....
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New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell....
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Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) -- A small Nebraska county that botched a 1985 murder case is scrambling to pay off a $28.1 million judgment owed to six residents who were wrongly convicted....
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Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes
As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices, one pharmaceutical company went public with a pledge....
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DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said....
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Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court....
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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word....
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Fast and furious: Man cons salesman out of $150K Maserati
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive....
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Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that always draws a big audience....
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