• USS America reunion scheduled

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11 through 15 at Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La. A highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a …

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  • Deal saves Ark. jobs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hawker Beechcraft says it has reached a $1.79 billion agreement with a Chinese firm for the sale of the struggling Wichita-based business jet maker. The deal does not include Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co., which would remain a separate entity. Hawker Beechcraft …

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  • US military buries airmen killed in 1965 crash

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Ever since Sherrie Hassenger’s husband went missing with five other U.S. airmen over Laos in 1965, her purpose has been to wish and to hope he would come home. When those men’s remains were buried in a single casket Monday at Arlington …

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  • Parents defend putting children to work on farms

    FULTS, Ill.  — As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming. But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and he’s relieved the …

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  • NY man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved 1966 Volvo

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it’s not a battery. It’s Irvin Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800S. Gordon’s small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across …

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  • FSA nominations begin

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees has begun. “I urge all farmers and ranchers to participate in this year’s county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” Vilsack …

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  • Ernest Borgnine dies at age 95

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined. Yet Ernest Borgnine won a woman’s love and an Academy Award in one of the great …

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  • Body found in Memphis is that of missing boy

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police said Tuesday that the body of a child found in a large trash bin is a 3-year-old boy who had been reported missing by his father two days earlier. Authorities said the boy’s father was being held on $1 million …

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  • Beloved actor Andy Griffith remembered

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in “The Andy Griffith Show” and the defense lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday. He was 86. Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug …

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  • ‘Unreal’: Residents tour Colo. blaze devastation

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cars were burned to nothing but charred metal and only concrete remained of many homes in the neighborhoods most damaged by the worst wildfire in Colorado history. But for residents allowed Sunday to temporarily return to the area for the first …

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  • Former Israeli PM Shamir dies at 96 near Tel Aviv

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Shamir was a fighter for the Jews long before Israel’s creation, an underground leader who led militias against the Arabs and British. He made no apologies and no compromises — not as an underground fighter, an intelligence agent who hunted Nazis, …

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  • Website to be turned over to feds

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A California-based company accused of preying on veterans for their education benefits agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million to 20 states and turn over its website — GIBill.com — to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The consumer protection settlement between …

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