• 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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  • Jean Stapleton dies at 90

    LOS ANGELES — Jean Stapleton’s Edith Bunker was such a dithery charmer that we had to love her. And because she loved her bombastic husband Archie, we made room for him and TV’s daring “All in the Family.” It took an actress as smart and …

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  • US woman facing drug charge released in Mexico

    NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed and traveled back to the U.S. after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations. Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked …

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  • New York Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I feel perfectly safe’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he’s in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead. The billionaire hasn’t shied from using his political …

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  • Deadline nears for programs

    WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency administrator Juan M. Garcia is encouraging farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) before the deadline, said Dee Anne Barnes, Independence County FSA executive …

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