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Trapped trucker survives hours in subzero temps

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Rutledge's eyelid had frozen shut. His voice was hoarse after competing for hours with bitter-cold wind and humming truck engines while screaming for help. He was losing consciousness, pinned under his rig in sub-zero temperatures at an Indiana truck stop.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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US employers may post a 5th month of solid hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Healthy U.S. economic growth in the second half of last year has raised expectations that 2013 ended with a fifth straight month of solid hiring.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Chemical spill shuts down much of W.Va. capital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day's business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the cause and extent of the incident remained unclear.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Activists: Nearly 500 dead in Syria rebel clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting between an al-Qaida-linked group and a loose alliance of more moderate and ultraconservative rebel brigades has killed nearly 500 people over the past week in northern Syria, an activist group said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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AP Exclusive: New jobless benefit plan advanced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed optimism Thursday about chances for compromise on jobless legislation, and officials said talks were focused on a scaled-back program that is fully paid for and would provide up to 31 weeks of benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Ohio trooper praised for arrest of man with bombs

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was praised for his actions in a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a man with bombs and other weapons in his vehicle.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Guardian: Court shouldn't change Ohio Amish ruling

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer assigned to make medical decisions for an 11-year-old Amish girl who later went into hiding to avoid resuming chemotherapy told a court that it shouldn't overturn a decision appointing her as guardian even though she wants off the case.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized for highway lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution, said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in what happened and sought to assure New Jerseyans the actions are not typical of the way his administration does business.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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