• Colorado’s legal weed sales will be spotty

    DENVER — Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone’s guess. The state’s 160 hopeful pot shops are so mired in red tape and …

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  • Health care sign-ups picking up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough. New sign-up numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. …

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  • Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen

    WASHINGTON — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality. A report released …

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  • African leaders hold moment of silence for Mandela

    In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and …

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  • Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s peacemaker, dies

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired …

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  • Sulphur Rock woman wins reserve world champ title

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Brenda Kay Jackson of Sulphur Rock captured the reserve world championship title in amateur stake racing at the American Quarter Horse Association’s recent 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. Jackson showed her American quarter horse A Venturous Red Man. The …

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  • Officials: Speed a factor in deadly crash

    LOS ANGELES — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree. …

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  • Retired agent is last surviving passenger of presidential limo

    Three gunshots, splattered blood on pink Chanel, the president’s lifeless body falling onto his wife’s lap. As Jacqueline Kennedy climbed from the backseat of the president’s limousine and onto the trunk to try and salvage a piece of her husband’s head, Clint Hill jumped on …

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  • Disney’s daughter remembered for father’s legacy

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause …

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  • Sylvia Browne, psychic and author, dies at age 77

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sylvia Celeste Browne, a well-known psychic and author, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose at the age of 77, according to an announcement on her website. Browne often assisted in missing persons cases, regularly appeared on television and …

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  • Health department shares Thanksgiving tips

    Little Rock — As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner gives rise to anxieties and questions, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health. A few simple steps will not only ease your holiday fears, but will ensure a delicious …

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  • Don’t let Black Friday lead to overspending

    Americans can be generous — to a fault — and never is that character trait more evident than during the holiday shopping season. At this time of year, millions of people put their financial common sense on the shelf, tucking it away into a winter …

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