• For long-unemployed, hiring bias rears its head

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her …

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  • USGS investigates booms near Wis. city

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A minor earthquake occurred this week near the eastern Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds, federal geologists said Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in Clintonville, a …

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  • Audit: Gas lines tied to fracking lack oversight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about thousands of miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through the drilling method known as fracking, and need to step up oversight to make sure they are running safely. Amid the gas-drilling …

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  • Judge puts man in chokehold

    HONOLULU (AP) — It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said. District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained …

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  • Move-in before marriage no longer predicts divorce

    ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first? The new research, part of a marriage survey of 22,000 men and women, …

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  • Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

    SEATTLE — When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering …

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  • Hundreds rally for teen shot dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida told demonstrators in New York they will keep fighting to get justice for their son. “My son did not deserve to die,” Tracy Martin …

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  • 7.4 quake shakes Mexico; 100s of homes damaged

    MEXICO CITY — A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City. One of the strongest to shake Mexico …

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  • Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats’ gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can’t afford to fill the tank. From all corners of the country, Americans are …

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  • The world’s strongest earthquakes, tsunamis

    A look at the world’s strongest earthquakes and tsunamis: March 20, 2012: A 7.4-magnitude quake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shakes central southern Mexico, swaying buildings in Mexico City. March 11, 2011: A magnitude 8.9 quake strikes off the northeast coast of Japan, sending …

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  • ‘Kony 2012’ director suffers from psychosis

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The director of a wildly popular video about brutal African warlord Joseph Kony has been diagnosed with a mental condition triggered by trauma or stress and is expected to stay in the hospital for weeks, his wife said Wednesday. Jason Russell, …

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  • 9-year-old boy summoned to jury duty

    YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Like many people who get summoned to jury duty, Jacob Clark didn’t want to go. But unlike most people, he had a legitimate excuse — he’s 9 years old. “I was like, ‘What’s a jury duty?’” Jacob told the Cape Cod …

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