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Mo. coach charged in girl's death heads to court

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A middle-school football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday, as her southwest Missouri community struggles with a mix of anger and memories of a vivacious, trusting little girl.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

DENVER (AP) — Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Accident rates improving for older drivers

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examing the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Obama budget to drop budget cost-of-living trims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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Tearful Korean reunions begin; first since 2010

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first reunions of North and South Koreans in more than three years came too late for 90-year-old Seo Jeong-suk. She died in South Korea just 15 days ago.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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Stocks rise as US manufacturing expands

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Thursday after a survey showed that U.S. manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in almost four years. The report helped offset a weak survey on Chinese manufacturing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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Medic: 70 protesters killed, 500 wounded in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine's embattled capital. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds of others, according to a protest doctor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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