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2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON (AP) — It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Why banks made more money last quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

 

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

NEW YORK (AP) — For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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