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Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive
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American parents are accustomed to being treated like human cash machines during prom season, spending close to $1,000 to guarantee that a high school dance doesn’t become an emotional catastrophe. A hundred bucks for tickets, and hundreds more for fancy clothes — even the corsage costs $20. [Read More]

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Carcass of whale to be sent to landfill
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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and trucked to a landfill. [Read More]
Man found dead at Apple offices
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — An Apple employee that the company described as “young and talented” was found dead in a conference room inside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, authorities said. [Read More]
Georgia executes convicted killer
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JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary. [Read More]
Georgia executes convicted killer
5 days ago -
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary. [Read More]
Judge enters plea of no contest
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YORK (AP) — A suspended central Pennsylvania district judge accused of having groped a woman who appeared in his courtroom has pleaded no contest to an official oppression count. [Read More]
While leaving U.S. rates unchanged, Fed keeps an eye on overseas
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WASHINGTON — When the Federal Reserve chose not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase. That stance puts it at odds with other major central banks, which are doing the reverse — seeking to ease credit to spur lending. [Read More]
Killers plotted to kidnap boxer, Philippine president says Killers plotted to kidnap boxer, Philippine president says
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage. [Read More]
Airstrikes, shelling kill dozens in Syria
5 days ago -
BEIRUT — A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said today. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed. [Read More]
Venezuela fighting energy crisis
5 days ago -
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. [Read More]
Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps
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CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. [Read More]
Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive
5 days ago -
American parents are accustomed to being treated like human cash machines during prom season, spending close to $1,000 to guarantee that a high school dance doesn’t become an emotional catastrophe. A hundred bucks for tickets, and hundreds more for fancy clothes — even the corsage costs $20. [Read More]
Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes
5 days ago -
A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 — ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as investigators doggedly battled fraud in a district that lacks textb [Read More]
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