• Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93 at his home

    ATLANTA (AP) — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. …

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  • Can we talk about Rivers’ taboo topics onstage?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society’s double-standard for women. “A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married, you’re an old maid,” she said. “A man, he’s 90 years old, he’s not married, he’s a …

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  • Fox attempting to break new ground with ‘Utopia’

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — It appears as if almost anything might be possible in “Utopia.” Whether its ensuring participants can legally hunt, readying for wildfires or accounting for an impending pregnancy, the masterminds behind the new Fox unscripted society-building series have prepared for every …

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  • Hurricane Norbert churns off Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Norbert is churning in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early today that Norbert was packing top sustained winds of 80 mph. It’s centered about 165 miles …

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  • Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or “fearing nothing.” Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about …

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  • Miss. holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you’re a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday. Mississippi’s inaugural tax-free holiday will begin Friday. It runs through Sunday. The Legislature passed a law creating an annual tax-free weekend in September. The law went into effect on July 1. The …

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  • Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big …

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  • No decision yet on where new Ebola patient will go

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn’t know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. “I know there have been discussions that this person …

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  • Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in …

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  • 32 teens escape in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said. The teens, ages 14 to 19, …

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  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Flavorful Chicken Wings Are Our Favorite Football Fare Are you ready for some football? I know I am! I cheer for my favorite college and pro teams, but really I love football season for the food. Chili, burgers, chili dip, pretzels … I love it …

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