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Lawyer says kidnapping wasn’t a hoax

VALLEJO  (AP) — The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.

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He’s back: Schwarzenegger’s on high-octane ‘Terminator: Genisys’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back this summer for another go in “Terminator: Genisys,” and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own — the publicity kind.

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Teacher union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn’t be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it’s difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.

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Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret

HOUSTON (AP) — A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general’s office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school’s May 15 commencement ceremony.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret Comments 0 Comments

Chicago-area cousins planned terrorist attack, hoped to kill 150

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men’s arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

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Teen: Mom killed siblings found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

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Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death in Alabama

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.

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Federal appeals court to look at concealed gun permit ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show “good cause” beyond self-defense.

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Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.

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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

PARIS (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

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Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel ‘Watchman’

NEW YORK (AP) — The cover for Harper Lee’s new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

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Councilman’s petitions named famous non-residents, ends bid

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 12-year Allegheny County councilman has withdrawn his nominating petitions — and thus ended his last re-election bid — in grand style.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Councilman’s petitions named famous non-residents, ends bid Comments 0 Comments

Vietnam War veteran gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.

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Trooper killed in shootout

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working the first solo patrol of his “dream job” died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed a motorist.

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US conducts airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.

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Teacher obsessed with pupil, 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl’s math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday.

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Waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.

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Mom arrested after 2 kids found dead in freezer

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family’s home, police said.

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Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

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Nude neighbor exposes law’s limit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man who has continually irritated his neighbors by standing naked in the front door of his home has exposed a state law that local prosecutors want to change.

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NYC introduces new juice rules for day cares

NEW YORK (AP) — Children under 2 will not be allowed juice at New York City-licensed day cares and all other children will be limited to 4 ounces of juice a day, under new rules adopted by the city’s Board of Health.

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Appeals court sets hearing on Obama action

HOUSTON (AP) — A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.

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Christie: Liberty comes from God not government

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent much of a town hall-style meeting Tuesday in his state talking up what he believes makes a winning candidate and espousing the principle that rights and liberties come from God, not government.

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Tax time means overhaul subsidy repayments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Half of the U.S. households eligible for help buying insurance last year under the health care overhaul will likely have to repay some of that aid this tax season, thanks to the tricky task of predicting future income.

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Federal workers owe more than $3.5B in unpaid taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 7:18 p.m. | | Federal workers owe more than $3.5B in unpaid taxes Comments 0 Comments

Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Would you pay to see some of the Internet’s best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.

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VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site.

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89-year-old Utah man feels lucky to survive 400-sting bee attack

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — An 89-year-old Utah man says he feels lucky to be alive after being stung nearly 400 times during a bee attack at a baseball game.

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89-year-old Utah man feels lucky to survive 400-sting bee attack

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — An 89-year-old Utah man says he feels lucky to be alive after being stung nearly 400 times during a bee attack at a baseball game.

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Comic Marty Allen marks 93rd birthday with stand-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On his 93rd birthday, comedian Marty Allen could easily rest on his laughs.

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Utah OKs reviving firing squads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it “a little bit gruesome.”

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Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

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$243M to turn Astrodome into large civic park

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit research group focused on land use.

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Police: No evidence of gang- rape at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a “sock puppet” for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.

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Three dead in as scaffolding falls at high-rise

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

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More Americans turn to refund advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

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Baristas stop writing ‘Race Together’

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

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Brown calls Cruz ‘unfit’ to run for president

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’ views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.

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Suspect dead, officer hurt in Arizona Wal-Mart brawl

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight brawl in an Arizona Wal-Mart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg.

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Spend more, tax less

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They’re likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

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OK: Genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying silent.

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Off-duty police in fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club drove the wrong way down a New York City highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer early Friday, killing an officer and a civilian and critically injuring two other policemen.

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Benefit checks are accurate

Q: I am 82 years old. My husband is 85. Based on a recent column you wrote about wives getting benefits from their husband’s account, I think I am due more money from Social Security. How do I go about getting what is rightfully mine?

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HealthCare.gov sending out corrected tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it’s making progress trying to correct a tax-form error that affected 820,000 customers of HealthCare.gov.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 7:13 p.m. | | HealthCare.gov sending out corrected tax forms Comments 0 Comments

Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety

FREMONT (AP) — Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers’ worries about running out of battery charge — and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.

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Amazon gets FAA OK to experiment with drones

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

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Fed won’t have big impact on your loans anytime soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher.

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LEARNING IN INTERNET AGE

NEW YORK (AP) — For the organizations that give standardized tests, it’s a common — and common-sense — security measure.

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