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Funeral plans set for actor James Gandolfini

ROME (AP) — The Italian news agency ANSA say the body of actor James Gandolfini has departed Rome and is en route to the United States. ANSA did not cite any sources, but published a photo showing airport…

Prada questions summer and the exotic

MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada says she is questioning the very meaning of summer and the exotic in her latest menswear designs. In a presentation of the 2014 summer collection Sunday on the second day of Milan Fashion…
Gas-Prices

US gas prices down 4 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular…
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Booker brings education ideas to NJ Senate race

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker has seen the urgent need to fix the city’s failing public schools. Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, he sees the same urgency in urban areas throughout the…
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Families skeptical of Pratt cancer study findings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a long-simmering dispute over worker illnesses was settled by a massive 11-year study that found no elevated risk of brain cancer at its plants. But for dead…
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At least 13 dead in bus crash in Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Officials say at least 13 people were killed and several were injured when a bus swayed off a bridge and plunged into a deep ravine in central Montenegro on Sunday. Local Public Attorney Vojislav…

Pa. art exhibit captures deadly, dazzling snakes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A striking new photography exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences might make people scared of snakes a bit rattled, but there’s no better way to appreciate these incredible creatures up close while staying out…
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Beau on trial for murder in NY designer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — Sylvie Cachay, a promising New York fashion designer, had a dangerous chemistry with her playboy boyfriend, the son of an Academy Award-winning composer. They were only together six months, but they fought like crazy…
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Don’t want mug shot online? Then pay up, sites say

After more than seven years and a move 2,800 miles across the country, Christopher Jones thought he’d left behind reminders of the arrest that capped a bitter break-up. That was, until he searched the Internet last month and…

Calvin Klein man for next summer an urban dreamer

MILAN (AP) — The Calvin Klein man for next summer is an urban dreamer, contemplating his horizons and even the cosmos. The collection for next summer presented Sunday on the second day of Milan Fashion Week keeps men…

NBC’s Gregory: Why shouldn’t Greenwald be charged?

WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a rise out of Glenn Greenwald by asking the Guardian reporter why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having “aided and abetted” former National Security…

Al-Qaida group says 8 European hostages safe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida’s North African branch says eight hostages it is holding are safe and a video will soon be released of the Europeans. SITE Intelligence Group said Sunday that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM,…

Ecuador says Snowden seeking asylum there

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s foreign minister says that the former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says on his Twitter account that…

Worker slightly injured in NYC airport demolition

NEW YORK (AP) — A construction worker has been slightly injured during demolition of a departures runway at the now-vacant Terminal 3 at Kennedy International Airport. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

Summary of problems, and Girl Scouts’ response

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the USA faces an array of problems at present. Here’s a summary of major issues, and what the organization had to say about them in a statement to The Associated…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little squeeze, accompanied by a…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a year after its centennial celebrations, the Girl Scouts of the USA is grappling with an array of interconnected problems. It faces declining membership and revenues, a shortage of volunteers, rifts between leadership…

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up…

‘Monsters’ beats zombies, Superman at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites the cast and characters…