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S&P 500 index is on track for a third weekly gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index toward its third straight week of gains. Online travel booking company Priceline.com climbed after reporting strong earnings. Groupon plunged after predicting a loss.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Tensions high on Kiev square despite deal

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Anger is percolating at Kiev's sprawling protest camp despite a hard-won deal between Ukraine's opposition and its beleaguered president.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Police: Tribal shooting suspect killed 3 relatives

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A woman who opened fire at the headquarters of a Northern California Indian tribe killed her brother, nephew and niece, police said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Number of US farms declines, farmers getting older

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Mo. coach charged in girl's death heads to court

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A middle-school football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday, as her southwest Missouri community struggles with a mix of anger and memories of a vivacious, trusting little girl.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

DENVER (AP) — Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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