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Big HealthCare.gov challenge: Tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 10:35 p.m. | | Big HealthCare.gov challenge: Tax forms Comments 0 Comments

Feds jail ginseng poacher

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 10:34 p.m. | | Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutors charge officer with rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

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Border Patrol fires at armed militia member

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

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Purchased pie crust causes flap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Linda Horton is picky about the ingredients in her prize-winning buttermilk pie. That’s what led her to use a store-bought crust before dropping off her entry to be judged at the Kentucky State Fair.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 10:33 p.m. | | Purchased pie crust causes flap Comments 0 Comments

Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.

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Manatees may lose endangered species status

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

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BUY OR SELL

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | BUY OR SELL Comments 0 Comments

EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 6:44 p.m. | | EPA staff says  agency needs to  be tough on smog Comments 0 Comments

Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.”

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Professor protests Iowa’s pink locker room

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 8:30 p.m. | | Professor protests Iowa’s pink locker room Comments 0 Comments

Driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns job

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns job Comments 0 Comments

Military pilot was killed in F-15 jet crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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4 killed in crash of medical flight

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

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