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Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

APTOPIX Ohio State Active Shooter-11

Fire officials say seven people have been sent to the hospital after a shooting at Ohio State...

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Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead

APTOPIX Southern Wildfires Tennesee

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm. Sevier...


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Ivanka Trump's China-sewn line turns profit at a political cost

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. If President-elect Donald Trump needs an object lesson on the difficulty of reviving broad sectors of U.S. manufacturing, he need look only as far as his daughter’s closet. Ivanka Trump’s $100 million apparel line is sewn in Asian countries under a licensing agreement with G-...


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Man suspected of wife's disappearance arrested in Kentucky

ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Marshal’s task force has arrested a man in Louisville, Kentucky, who is suspected in the disappearance of his estranged wife in Florida. Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Brian Parrish said in a news release that 58-year-old Jarvis “Wayne” Madison was taken into...


Business

Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/2gI2CAn) reports that emails obtained through...


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Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance

Oregon Arrest Macaw

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 4-year-old macaw named “Bird” is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner. Craig Buckner left Bird in a tree outside court in Washington County while he went in for an appearance Thursday in an ongoing drug and...


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The Latest: Officials defend response to deadly wildfire

APTOPIX Southern Wildfires Tennesee

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in eastern Tennessee (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Officials are defending their response to wildfires in Tennessee that killed 13 people. In response to reporters’ questions Friday, John Matthews with the Sevier County Emergency Management...


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Mattis pick for Defense opens debate in Congress on ex-generals

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of retired General James Mattis as defense secretary has some lawmakers warning that his Cabinet shouldn’t be stocked with military brass at the expense of civilian leadership. The debate over civilian control is more than just tradition:...


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F1 champion Nico Rosberg stuns racing world with retirement announcement

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Nico Rosberg, who won this year’s Formula One championship at the age of 31, sent shock waves around the auto racing world Friday by announcing his retirement via a Facebook message. “From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure...


Business

Stocks move mostly higher as big dividend payers jump

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher Friday thanks to gains for companies that pay large dividends. Investors who want income are buying shares of real estate and phone companies and household goods retailers as bond yields fall. The drop in bond yields is also affecting banks, which are...


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House passes compromise defense bill, but White House action still uncertain

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to pass a $618.7 billion defense policy bill after negotiators dropped many of the most controversial proposed policy changes, such as requiring women to register for the draft and allowing federal contractors to...


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