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GM to delay new Cruze

Published reports on Thursday said General Motors is considering delaying the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze that will be built in Lordstown.…

UK investigators: Disable locator beacon on 787s

LONDON (AP) — U.K. air accident investigators recommended Thursday that aviation authorities temporarily disable a Honeywell emergency transmitter on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners following a fire last week at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch also…

Would-be mermaid banned from Fla. pool

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been banned from swimming in her community’s pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail. Jenna Conti, who lives in the FishHawk Ranch subdivision, had been in the Aquatic…

Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another two decades. And for a good chunk of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops…

Need a tool? Libraries lending more than books

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. (AP) — Need a telescope? How about a power screwdriver or a video camera? In communities across the U.S., it’s possible to borrow these items from the local public library instead of forking out…

NY rabbi arrested on 3rd impersonation charge

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A rabbi who’s been accused of angrily flashing a badge at several other motorists numerous times addressed one of the complaints Thursday, pleading not guilty to impersonating a police officer. Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski is…

UK police arrest 2 men over mosque blasts

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested two eastern European men in connection with an explosion near a mosque in central England last month. There were no reports of injuries and minimal damage when the homemade…

3-legged donkey Emma: A lesson for veterinarians

AUBURN, Alabama (AP) — Emma the miniature donkey runs around the barnyard and kicks playfully like most any animal her size. But she lacks one thing: A right hind leg. Outfitted with a prosthetic limb shortly after birth,…

Student loan rates would be pegged to markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal in the Senate has emerged that would lower interest rates on student loans in the next few years but could spell higher costs after that. Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford student…

Court hears Fla. appeal in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ case

MIAMI (AP) — An attorney for the state of Florida is arguing that a law restricting what doctors can ask patients about gun ownership should be reinstated. Florida Solicitor General Allen Winsor argued Thursday that the “Docs vs.…

Police trace gun to doctor accused in Neb. deaths

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say an Indiana doctor accused in the killing of four people in Omaha stabbed each of his victims in the right side of the neck, according to a court documents unsealed Thursday. The…

Lt. Gen. Berry, West Point chief in ’70s, dies

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a highly decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy when women were first admitted to West Point, has died.…

Alleged Bulger extortion victim is found dead

BOSTON (AP) — A man who had hoped to testify in the racketeering trial of reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and vocally criticized him has been found dead, authorities said Thursday. The body of Stephen Rakes was found…

Law firm admits leaking Rowling’s alter ego

LONDON (AP) — The mystery has been solved. A British law firm says one of its partners inadvertently leaked the identity of J.K. Rowling as author of mystery novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling.” The Sunday Times newspaper revealed over…

Earnings gains drive stocks higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies are driving stocks higher in midday trading on Wall Street. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index back into…
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Mooney air quality safe

Cardinal Mooney officials on Thursday said the air quality in the high school building that contains asbestos has been deemed safe.…

3 elderly sisters, sister-in-law reunited

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Three elderly sisters and their sister-in-law are sharing their common life experiences once again after being reunited at a Duluth care center. At 91 years young, Florence Strom, is the baby among the sisters.…

Rep. Cohen ‘stunned’ that woman isn’t his daughter

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee says he’s “stunned and dismayed” to learn that DNA tests revealed he is not the father of a woman he thought was his daughter. Cohen issued a statement…