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Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths

NEW YORK (AP) — A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end

MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts.

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Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Communities across US recover after floods

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict's aftermath.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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