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USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane’s pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug surveillance. Two U.S. contractors on the [...]

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In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

  BOSTON (AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people ran [...]

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Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

  NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst’s [...]

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Shooting reported at federal courthouse in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A shooting inside a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 21st, 2014 left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said. The shooting occurred in connection with a gang-related trial, U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said. Police were called to [...]

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High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.The battle has moved out of viewers’ living rooms, where Americans once marveled at their [...]

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Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

  ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with [...]

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Va. couple seek to adopt 10-year-old from India

Va. couple seek to adopt 10-year-old from India

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — His infectious smile lights up the room from atop a shelf in Todd and Tobey Thurston’s Campbell County home — the face of the couple’s daily prayer to one day become blessed with a son. Present in spirit, the reality is Mahesh Patatam, the boy in the photo, lives thousands of [...]

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Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. “Doesn’t even remember the flight,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on [...]

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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy. A civilian truck driver with a [...]

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Va. gov. changes policies on felons’ voting rights

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. The waiting period for violent felons to apply for restoration of rights has been reduced to three years from five, the governor said. He also [...]

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.An impromptu appearance in the White [...]

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