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4 warning signs your teen is destined for bad credit

Has your teen ever overdrawn a checking account, gotten a speeding ticket or charged more than agreed on your credit card? Read more »

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more »

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NFL says concussions down 25 percent this year

When preseason games, plus preseason and regular-season practices, are included, the 202 concussions this season declined 12 percent from 2013, and 23 percent from 2012. That's despite no new rules... Read more »

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Prosecutor: Aaron Hernandez orchestrated killing, cover-up

A prosecutor has told jurors that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez orchestrated the killing of a semiprofessional football player, then orchestrated a cover-up. Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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Haley creates committee to study domestic violence

Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday created another task force charged with finding a way to stem South Carolina's generational cycles of domestic abuse, on the heels of legislators advancing their own proposals. Read more »

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Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Therapy dog makes rounds at Gillette nursing home

It's not an exaggeration to say that everyone stops Danielle Forsell and Iris Rose as they make their way through the corridors of Pioneer Manor during their weekly volunteering rounds. Around these parts, their reputation precedes... Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Fugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick

A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls in American history was in court Thursday, appearing ready to defend himself and... Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Study: Chances of driver dying in car crash plummets

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles,... Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

No offense, but the mayor of this town hopes you are miserable, wherever you are. He is sitting behind his desk, the sunshine sneaking through his window, and he hopes you are reading this from... Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children... Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Defense: Cops quickly focused on Aaron Hernandez in killing

A defense lawyer in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says police and prosecutors targeted his client in the murder case from the beginning. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

Published yesterday

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

Published yesterday

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10 U.S. hotels with fun, family-friendly water parks

With much of the United States in the throes of cold temperatures and icy snow, a weekend at a water park is just what the doctor ordered for families that have been cooped up since Christmas. We... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam,... Read more »

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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five... Read more »

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New Englanders dig out after forecasters get it right

Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in... Read more »

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Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »

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Study: Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain... Read more »

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Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Read more »

Published Jan. 27, 2015

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Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets... Read more »

Published Jan. 27, 2015

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Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international... Read more »

Published Jan. 27, 2015

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