• Teen in crash that killed 5 was fugitive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenager facing drunken driving charges in a Nevada crash that killed five members of a California family had escaped from a juvenile facility, and it’s unclear whether anyone ever went looking for him, an Orange County supervisor says. Jean Ervin …

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  • Ebert: Not just a critic, but a part of Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roger Ebert could be tough on filmmakers, but unlike many critics, he earned their respect. So much so that they claimed him as one of their own when the Directors Guild of America made Ebert an honorary lifetime member at the …

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  • Study: Dementia surpasses cancer, heart disease in cost

    Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented detail. The biggest cost of Alzheimer’s …

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  • 1 hiker found, 1 missing in Calif.

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — One of two hikers missing for three days in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest was found alive Wednesday night, but his companion remained missing, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Another hiker not involved in the search found 19-year-old Nicholas Cendoya at …

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  • Worker thrown from dock where ship torn loose

    MOBILE, Ala. — Authorities were searching for a shipyard worker who was thrown into the water in strong winds that also tore a troubled Carnival cruise ship away from its mooring at an Alabama port. The man was one of two people in a guard …

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  • Honor student named

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Samantha Chisum of Vilonia has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the …

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  • Trees offered for joining group

    Nebraska City, NEB. — National Arbor Day is April 26, and the Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free shade trees to anyone who joins the foundation in April. The trees are red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, bald cypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river …

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  • Deadline to be extended for filing

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture in past decades. All claims must now be filed by the first of …

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  • USDA taking applications grants

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications for $3 million worth of health care projects for communities of up to 50,000 people in the eight-state Delta region. Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager says the Delta Health Care Services Grant …

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  • As Facebook matures, is it losing its edge?

    NEW YORK  — To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook friends. Then those friends shared with their friends. …

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  • The South: A near-solid block against ‘Obamacare’

    ATLANTA (AP) — As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition block remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states. “Not in South Carolina,” Gov. Nikki Haley declared at the recent …

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  • Pryor thanks Diamond T 4-H

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After receiving nearly two dozen handmade cards for Arkansas troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is thanking the Diamond T 4-H Club of Independence County for its show of support for our men and women in uniform. Over the past few …

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