• WikiLeaks case turns to sentencing

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a judge who began hearing arguments today …

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  • Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies at age 88

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading them to participate in groundbreaking investigations that changed the way human sexuality was perceived. Johnson, half of the …

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  • UT, Med partner in new women’s-infants’ hospital

    MEMPHIS (AP) — The medical college of the University of Tennessee is planning to build a women’s and infants’ hospital, in conjunction with the Regional Medical Center. The new hospital will be built adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on the campus of the UT …

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  • Dennis Farina, star of ‘Law & Order,’ dead at 69

    NEW YORK — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on “Law & Order,” has died. Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist, Lori …

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  • Pioneering reporter aged into legend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room — her own front row seat to history. Starting as a copy …

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  • ‘Glee’ star found dead in Canadian hotel room

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series “Glee” but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver …

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  • Twinkies hit shelves

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies are making an early comeback at Walmart stores, and they won’t be frozen beforehand. The world’s largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting today and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores …

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  • Greenhouse named after Charles V. Hall

    AMES, Iowa — A ceremony to name the Iowa State University horticulture greenhouses the Charles V. Hall Greenhouses was held recently, said Jeff Iles, horticulture professor and department chair. Hall is an emeritus professor and served as chair of the Department of Horticulture from 1974 …

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  • Feds rescind White River’s Blueway designation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seeking to quell a public backlash, the U.S. Department of the Interior dropped the White River on Wednesday from a new federal program that recognizes conservation and recreation efforts along waterways. The decision to rescind the National Blueway designation for the …

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  • From solemn to spectacular, July 4th celebrated

    NEW YORK (AP) — From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, extravagant fireworks that included a 19-burst salute to Arizona’s fallen firefighters and a musical tribute in Washington …

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  • VA eliminates 65K claims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000 claims — or 97 percent of …

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  • Janet’s Notebook – Recipes Win Over Fans In Great Onion Debate

    “Leave out the onions and I’m in!” “Onions are a must for me and salad would not be complete without them, especially the red ones.” It’s an age old debate, to add onions or not to add onions! We got quite the conversation going over …

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