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Dead cats found hanging in NYC suburb were beaten

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — About 25 dead cats found in plastic bags hanging from trees in a New York suburb were apparently killed with blows to the head at various times over the past year, an investigator said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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New Jersey tot wipes out hours of monks' work

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey tot has made his inadvertent mark on an intricate sand display created by Buddhist monks.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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G7 to 'move swiftly' on more Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven say they have agreed to "move swiftly" to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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Steel guitar makes Hawaii think twice on ukulele

HONOLULU (AP) — Sorry, ukulele. Hawaii won't spurn the steel guitar to sound its love for you.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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SUV rams people at ice cream shop; 1 dead, 6 hurt

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside a Los Angeles-area ice cream parlor, killing a 73-year-old woman and leaving six people injured.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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Prom-date denial investigated in school killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her because she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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A fading middle-class perk: lower mortgage rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Active duty military suicides drop; Reserves go up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the military who took their own lives dropped by more than 15 percent, according to new data.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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