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POSTED January 23, 2012 1:25 a.m.

• PURPORTED BONNIE AND CLYDE GUNS SELLS FOR $210K: KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/A9BRHg) reported an online bidder from the East Coast on Saturday bought the weapons believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple’s Joplin hideout in 1933.

Sold were a .45-caliber, fully automatic Thompson submachine gun — better known as a Tommy gun — and a 1897 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun. Mayo Auction, of Kansas City, was not given permission to release the name of the buyer.

Two law enforcement officers died during a shootout at the Joplin apartment where the couple and members of their gang were holed up, but all the members of the Clyde Barrow gang escaped.



• MAGNITUDE-5.0 SHAKES BIG ISLAND IN HAWAII
: HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake and several small aftershocks shook Hawaii on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

The quake struck near Kae’na Point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island at 4:36 p.m. at a depth of five miles, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 25 miles south of Hilo and 220 miles southeast of Honolulu.

There is no tsunami threat, the National Weather Service said.

The largest of the aftershocks, a magnitude-3.0, came about 10 minutes after the original quake.

Joe Lopez, 70, said he felt a “pretty good jolt” at his home in Hilo.

Lopez told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the quake sent books and other items tumbling to the floor.



• MINN. BEAR DELIVERS AT LEAST 2 CUBS ON INTERNE
T: ELY, Minn. (AP) — A 3-year-old bear in Minnesota has given birth to two cubs before an Internet audience.

Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute, affiliated with North American Bear Center, said in a news release that Jewel gave birth in a den near Ely to the first cub at 7:22 a.m. Sunday, and a second at 8:40.

It’s not the first time Rogers and his colleagues have monitored hibernating pregnant black bears.

In 2010, they recorded the birth of a bear named Hope in 2010. A Hunter killed Hope last year.

Jewel is the younger sister of Hope’s mother, Lily.

Lily also gave birth last year to two cubs named Faith and Jason.



• GREEK YOGURT ON A MARATHON-LIKE GROWTH SPURT: SOUTH EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) — Chobani is making Greek yogurt as fast as Americans are eating it.

Its plant here in upstate New York farm country already pumps out 1.5 million cases of the thick yogurt every week, and pallets are stacked four stories high in the chilled warehouse.

But like other Greek yogurt makers, Chobani is expanding.

Greek yogurt now accounts for a quarter of the total yogurt market after a dizzying growth spurt that is especially apparent here in the heart of upstate New York. The nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 Greek yogurt brands — Chobani and Fage, respectively — are both expanding plants within 60 miles of each other, and another company is building a plant in western New York. The expansions come as the big U.S. yogurt makers are focusing on Greek products, too.

Greek yogurt is made a bit differently than the thinner, more watery product that dominated U.S. supermarket shelves for decades. The whey is strained off, leaving a creamier yogurt high in protein and low in fat.

While the quick growth has some hallmarks of a food fad — think cupcakes or bubble tea — the long-term investments point to a widespread industry belief that many Americans will continue to like their yogurt a bit richer.



• BLACK LEADERS TO SC GOV: YOU’RE A MINORITY, TOO
: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too.

“She couldn’t vote before 1965, just as I couldn’t,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.

Jackson and other critics have said the law is merely a new, covert effort to take away the right to vote from older blacks and poor people, groups who historically tend to vote for Democrats and are less likely to have a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.

Both Haley’s parents were born in India and came to South Carolina before she was born. Haley — a Republican who became the state’s first female governor — never dwells on her heritage, but she has occasionally mentioned it in her inaugural speech or stories from her childhood. Almost all have the same theme of overcoming adversity.

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