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Fire company uses purple truck to focus on domestic violence

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015

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Receding floodwaters lead to homecoming heartbreak

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — The pungent stench of mildew greeted Asiah Lewis when she came home to her apartment, her footsteps making squishing sounds on the carpet as she picked through soggy clothes piled on a bed and a lifted a moldy shoe from the floor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Getting clean: Heroin addict goes through pioneering program

BOSTON (AP) — Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation

TOKYO (AP) — A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Finding recorder key to solving the sinking of cargo ship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators trying to determine why a 790-foot cargo ship stalled and sank in the howling winds of Hurricane Joaquin will be searching for a brightly colored device bolted to the deck and pinging away in the blackness and pressure of the 15,000-foot-deep sea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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House GOP to vote for new speaker, but won't be last word

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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