• Texan gets 13 years for sex trip with teen

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking a neighbor’s underage daughter on a multistate trip for a week and having sex with her. A federal judge in Houston sentenced 34-year-old Jacob Daniel West of Conroe. The …

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  • Bond set for man accused in theater bomb threat

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Bond has been set at $10,000 for an Arkansas man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Carmike Cinemas’ headquarters in downtown Columbus, Ga. Keith Bowers, who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, made his first federal …

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  • Reunion: Lost Cane, other Mississippi Co. schools

    MANILA — Former students of the Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River and Roseland schools in Mississippi County are invited to attend the 14th annual Community Reunion at Manila on Saturday, said one of the organizers, Boyd Estes, who lives at Wirth in Sharp County. He …

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  • Tributes to mark anniversary

    NEW YORK — Sept. 11 victims’ loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the attacks’ anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At today’s ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza, relatives will recite the …

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  • ‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

    CHICAGO  — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet towels to drape around their necks. What they couldn’t always offer …

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  • Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison dies

    Tommy Morrison’s career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion. It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later. The last 20 years …

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  • David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies at 74

    LONDON — David Frost had sparred with Richard Nixon for hours, recording a series of interviews with the former president three years after he stepped down in disgrace over Watergate. But as the sessions drew to a close, Frost realized he still lacked something: an …

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  • King’s speech called for justice, freedom for all

    The following is the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history …

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  • US readies possible solo action against Syria

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament. Facing skepticism at home, too, the administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing …

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  • Heat brings back drought worries in Midwest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Temperatures soared to records in recent days in parts of the region, reaching nearly …

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  • Fast-food strikes set for cities today, seeking higher wages

    NEW YORK  — Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries might run into striking workers instead. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country today, part of a push to get chains such to …

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  • Janet’s Notebook – Tantalize your taste buds with tomatoes

    Unfried Fried Green Tomatoes I’ve said it before and I will say it again — I LOVE tomatoes. When they are ripe and juicy, you can eat them as a snack (I may be known to do this from time to time …). On their …

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