• Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a …

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  • Shaped by history … Gettysburg marks milestone

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Gettysburg changed the direction of American history 150 years ago, and the town hasn’t been the same since. The couple of hundred thousand visitors expected at events to mark the anniversary of the 1863 clash won’t have to look far to find …

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  • USDA seeks applications for grants to improve the quality of rural housing

    Eligible applicants include public agencies, private non-profit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes. USDA remains focused on carrying …

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  • Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at 51

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” was the brilliant center of one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51. …

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  • Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive

    ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls. But an attorney for one of the …

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  • Unpaid internships in jeopardy after federal court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad. But …

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  • USS Boston reunion planned

    The USS Boston shipmates, crew members and all U.S. Navy ships named Boston are planning a July reunion of all USS Boston officers, crew, U.S. Marine Corps and flag personnel. The reunion will be held July 11-14 in Albuquerque, N.M. For details, write USS Boston …

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  • USS Long Beach reunion announced

    BOISE, Idaho — USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association will have its 20th Ships Reunion Sept. 9 through 15 at Boise Hotel and Conference Center, located at 3300 South Yale Ave. in Boise, Idaho. Attendees should make their own reservations by calling (855) 611-1999 for a …

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  • Swimmer, movie star Esther Williams dies

    LOS ANGELES — Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91. Williams died early Thursday in her sleep, according to her longtime publicist Harlan Boll. Following in the …

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  • Trial delayed for suspect

    POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The trial of an Oklahoma man accused of killing a pregnant Arkansas woman has been pushed back to July. A LeFlore County judge on Wednesday granted prosecutors’ request to postpone Christopher Simpson’s trial. Simpson has pleaded not guilty to two first-degree …

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  • Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill for now

    NEW YORK (AP) — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The order, the latest in a series of rulings in a …

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  • 6 dead in Pa. building collapse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buoyed by the discovery of a woman buried in rubble nearly 13 hours later, rescue workers today were digging through the debris from a building collapse that killed six people a day earlier, even though they believed no one else was trapped. …

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