• 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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  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

    WASHINGTON  — A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus …

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  • Politicians, experts split over fair minimum wage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has left three-person families below the poverty level since 1980. It’s also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to …

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  • Schools increasingly check students for obesity

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Trained district personnel also measure his …

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  • Seismic signals show Wash. sustained two landslides

    SEATTLE — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said. A report on the landslide readings was sent to the U.S. Geological Survey …

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