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Collector keeps his 29 boa constrictors _ for now

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah snake collector who says his rare boa constrictors are getting a bad rap has won at least a temporary reprieve from an order to remove more than two dozen of the…
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More work ahead in Ala for Scottsboro Boys pardons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Though the Alabama Legislature has cleared the way for posthumous pardons of the Scottsboro Boys, much work — from legal documents to public hearings — remains before the names of the nine black teens…
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9/11 museum officials say admission fee needed

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with hefty operating costs, the foundation building the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center has decided to charge an admission fee of $20 to $25 when the site opens next year. The…

UK lawmaker denies sex assault, rape allegations

LONDON (AP) — A senior British Conservative Party politician arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault said Sunday the allegations against him are “completely false.” Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, 55, was arrested on Saturday.…

AP PHOTOS: Big, bold Kentucky Derby hats

The Kentucky Derby is known as much for hats and high fashion as it is for fast horses. This year, rains are swamping Churchill Downs, but fans on the infield are still holding their heads — and hats…
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Report: Train with chemicals derails in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media say that hundreds of people were evacuated after a train carrying chemicals derailed and caught fire in northern Belgium. Amateur video showed the train ablaze in the early hours of Saturday; in daylight,…
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Donations Accepted for Gathering

The small community of Shenango Township is clinging together after the loss of one of their own, Officer Jerry McCarthy. …

Little Big Town, Fleetwood Mac at Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their “bucket list.” After playing Bayou Country SuperFest in Baton Rouge last…

What’s happening at Buffett’s annual meeting

Dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists,” Saturday’s annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders revolves around Warren Buffett, the company’s founder and a billionaire investor. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the day-long event in Omaha, Neb.: MAKING BONBONS: Before…

Jury awards $2.8M to OH man paralyzed at hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded $2.8 million to a Columbus man who was paralyzed after hospital employees put him in a restraint hold. Michael Dillon sued OhioH……

New efforts to curb cellphone theft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure. In San Francisco, where half the robberies…

Harvard Professor apologizes for Keynes comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, is apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes didn’t care about the future because he was gay and had no children. Ferguson made the remarks on…

New efforts to curb cellphone theft are nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney…

Texas plant that blew up carried $1M policy

DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer says that the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and damaging or destroying property for blocks in every direction was only insured for up…

Ohio senator faces questions over gun vote

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio Sen. Rob Portman traveled through the state during this week’s congressional recess, he got plenty of heat for his recent vote a……

Blasts in Pakistan port city kill 3 ahead of vote

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistan police officer says twin blasts in the southern city of Karachi have killed three people near the office of a political party critical of the Taliban. Aamir Farooqi says the blasts late…
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Power Outage Hits Mall

Shoppers found themselves in the dark Saturday at the Southern Park Mall.…

Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city.…

Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to ban bonfire pits on Southern California beaches has sparked fierce opposition from residents who say they don’t want to see a cherished family tradition extinguished. The Southern California Air Quality…