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Better news on the US economy drives stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got a bounce on the first day of spring.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Report: Labor in tub OK but water births unproven

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve a mom-to-be's pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Midshipman in Naval Academy sex case not guilty

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military judge found a former U.S. Naval Academy football player not guilty of a sexual assault charge Thursday at the conclusion of a three-day trial.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Reid asks for computer examination in CIA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has instructed the Senate's chief law enforcement officer to examine the Intelligence Committee's computers amid an escalating fight between the CIA and lawmakers over access to secret documents about the agency's interrogation tactics during the Bush administration.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Police: NJ teen bypasses guard, reaches WTC spire

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old New Jersey boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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