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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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APNewsBreak: No 'stand down' order in Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Possible compromise emerges on border request

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

 

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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