• 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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  • Taylor Swift wins big at Billboard

    Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.” She told the crowd: “You are the longest and best relationship …

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  • Corky’s founder dies in Memphis

    MEMPHIS (AP) — Don Pelts, who founded the Memphis-based barbecue restaurant Corky’s Ribs and Bar-B-Q and helped increase the popularity of the savory food style with a shipping and supermarket sales business, has died, a relative said Thursday. Pelts’ son, Barry Pelts, said his father …

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  • Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

    Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85. Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York …

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  • ‘Y&R’ star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote …

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  • Police: Dead Boston bombing suspect buried

    BOSTON (AP) — The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location outside the city of Worcester, where it had been held for a week at a funeral home, police said today. “As a result of our public …

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  • Suspect in Ohio helped neighbors look for missing

    CLEVELAND (AP) — In the years after his friend’s daughter vanished while walking home from school, Ariel Castro handed out fliers with the 14-year-old’s photo and performed music at a fundraiser held in her honor. When neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil just a year …

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  • Discovery of 3 women recalls past abduction cases

    The discovery of three women in a Cleveland home who all had gone missing separately about a decade ago brings to mind cases of abductions elsewhere. A list of some prominent cases:   Jaycee Dugard Dugard was abducted in June 1991 on her way to …

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  • Bryant chosen as Miss Arkansas Preteen

    NASHVILLE — Emma Bryant has been chosen as Miss Arkansas Preteen National Teenager. She will compete in the 2013 America’s National Teenager Scholarship Program, a program for gifted girls and women ages 9 to 25, in San Antonio. Bryant, 10, is the daughter of Josh …

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  • Uncle: Family to claim suspect’s body

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties. …

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  • Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

    TUPELO, Miss. — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase often used by an Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this …

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  • Conservation Stewardship applications due May 31

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is different than other …

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