• Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood’s top box-office …

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  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

    Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood …

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  • US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years. But health officials say the new number may not mean autism is more common. Much of the increase is …

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  • Hasbro picks 5 ‘house rules’ for Monopoly

    NEW YORK (AP) — No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. …

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  • Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

    Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with …

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  • Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

    FORT HOOD, Texas — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Cobbler Me Crazy, An Easy Dessert Idea When I’m making desserts for a family party or holiday, I usually whip up a cobbler. Maybe it’s the Southern girl in me, but I love cobbler. There are many variations … blueberry, apple, peach, cherry, even chocolate. …

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  • Deep water search for jet could turn on robot subs

    Two miles down or more and darker than night, the ocean becomes a particularly challenging place for human searchers. If the wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean’s depths, then investigators will likely need to entrust the hunt at least …

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  • Recreational hog hunting popularity soaring in southern states

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A quick tap on the roof of the electric hunting cart and the pop of two rifle shots and Jody Greene and Jeff Goeggle have taken down their first hog of the night. It’s one of hundreds they will kill this …

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  • Food supplier recalling 8,700 lbs of chicken

    ENID, Okla. (AP) — A food supplier with operations in Oklahoma is recalling more than 8,700 pounds of frozen chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the products from AdvancePierre Foods were formulated with milk and soy, which …

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  • Famed surfer Hobie Alter dies at 80

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two words — surfboards and Hobie — were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as “Gidget” and “Beach Party” rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport. The …

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  • Today is deadline to sign up for health law

    Today is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama’s health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their …

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