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Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash

 

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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Hero cat that saved boy takes the pitcher's mound

 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A family's cat captured in a viral video saving a Central California boy from a dog attack has another challenge ahead, but this time from the pitcher's mound.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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Darden to sell Red Lobster, hold onto Olive Garden

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes.

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States move to expand experimental drugs for some

DENVER (AP) — Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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Congress, Obama move to address VA firestorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans hospitals nationwide.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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As California fires rage, arson suspect arrested

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most of the blazes seemed to be dying down, despite the eruption of a new fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine base.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at least 13 deaths.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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AAA: Americans ready to travel after rough winter

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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