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First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

Australia's largest newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. Read more »

Published 9 hours ago

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Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge... Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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List: 10 Super Bowl ads you'll be talking about

It's almost show time. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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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 »

Published yesterday

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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 »

Published yesterday

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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 »

Published yesterday

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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 »

Published yesterday

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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 yesterday

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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 yesterday

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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 yesterday

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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 yesterday

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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 yesterday

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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 Jan. 29, 2015

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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 Jan. 28, 2015

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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 Jan. 28, 2015

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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 Jan. 28, 2015

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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 »

Published Jan. 28, 2015

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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 »

Published Jan. 28, 2015

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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 »

Published Jan. 28, 2015

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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 »

Published Jan. 28, 2015

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