• Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies at 95

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson never forgot how he was made to feel like an outsider for having the audacity to challenge the NFL. It was 1959, and Wilson had just invested $25,000 to join Lamar Hunt and Bud Adams in helping …

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  • Wife of Richard Petty dies

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, died Tuesday after battling cancer for several years. She was 72. Petty Motorsports spokesman Jeff Dennison said in a statement that Petty was surrounded by her family when she died …

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  • Miller explains the reason happiness matters

    Although some would have you think otherwise, the uniquely human pursuit of happiness is not merely some frivolous idle-time activity for the fortunate few. Far from it. Instead, it is a serious pursuit — a duty and responsibility for each of us. As the progress …

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  • Millions of kids to test new education assessments

    WASHINGTON — What’s on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states. …

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  • ‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies

    NEW YORK — James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65. Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., after …

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  • Founder of Westboro Baptist Church dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil. By the time you saw one …

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  • Promising start-up firm has local connection

    CHICAGO — In spring 2013, four young entrepreneurs created Algemy Inc., a company that uses algorithms — computer programs — to make investment decisions. Algemy recently partnered with a hedge fund that will provide enough money to test its investment programs. One of the founders …

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  • Late winter storm wallops Midwest, Northeast areas

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A storm that swept through the Midwest and the Northeast just a week before the start of spring dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of northern New England and caused pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Raise Your Glass to St. Patrick’s Day Recipes St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! One year, I was in New York City for “the shamrock holiday” and was able to watch the parade walk up 5th Avenue. What a great experience that was …

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  • California pushes to finish driverless car rules

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology: get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. By the end of the year, the Department of Motor Vehicles must write rules to regulate …

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  • 1 charged in death of good Samaritan

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a man who pulled over to help after seeing her car crash on a northern Arkansas interstate. David P. Moessner, 51, of Wildwood in eastern Missouri, was struck …

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  • Man denies bitcoin

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world’s most popular digital currency came to be. The denial came after Newsweek published a 4,500-word cover story …

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