• Firefighter involved in crash saw girl before hitting her

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. …

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  • Eagle watch tours to begin this month

    VIAN, Okla. — The 2014 annual eagle watch tours at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Vian, Okla., are set to begin this month. The tours, which are free, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 …

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  • DFW airport marks 40 years with roses, salute

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has marked its 40th anniversary in a way similar to the first arriving flight — with yellow roses for passengers. The flowers were presented Monday afternoon to passengers on an American Airlines flight from Little Rock The …

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  • Strong’s life story is extraordinary

    Charlie Strong, then a lowly graduate assistant at Texas A&M, asked his boss, defensive coordinator R.C. Slocum, for a favor. “He said, ‘Coach, Southern Illinois has a job opening for a receivers coach. They want to hire a minority coach. Ray Dorr is the head …

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  • Pork producers call for more humane treatment

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two of the country’s biggest meat companies urged producers to change how pregnant sows are housed, and one announced it wanted to …

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  • Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories

    WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study. The study sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found between 2007 and 2012 the companies reduced their products’ calories …

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  • Aging America: Growing number of seniors caring for other seniors

    Editor’s Note: Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this so-called silver tsunami has had on society.   NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, …

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  • Sandra Bullock sweeps People’s Choice Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, taking home four trophies as the evening’s top winner. The actress was named favorite movie actress, comedic actress, dramatic actress and shared the favorite movie duo award …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    We’re having a pizza party I love hosting pizza nights. But, I don’t always call my favorite pizzeria. I love to whip up some great — and unusual — pies in my own kitchen. Making homemade pizza does not need to be hard. Some pizza …

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  • Polar air blamed for 21 deaths nationwide

    ATLANTA — Fountains froze over, a 200-foot Ferris wheel in Atlanta shut down, and Southerners had to dig out winter coats, hats and gloves they almost never have to use. The brutal polar air that has made the Midwest shiver over the past few days …

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  • President declares disaster

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm on Dec. …

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  • Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at age 74

    LOS ANGELES — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world. Phil Everly, the youngest of the …

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