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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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Virgin Mary statue, intact among quake ruins, becomes beacon of hope Virgin Mary statue, intact among quake ruins, becomes beacon of hope
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MONTECRISTI, Ecuador — The earth shook and the steeple fell, taking most of the bell tower with it. A white facade gave way, leaving the pews open to the street. [Read More]
Judge clears workers of most severe charges Judge clears workers of most severe charges
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two transit workers accused of racing their buses have been acquitted of the most serious charges against them in a 2014 crash. [Read More]
PUC fines Uber $11 million
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. [Read More]
Buzz words: Spelling Bee officials to make annual contest tougher
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WASHINGTON — After two straight years of ties, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is adding more sting: The championship rounds will last longer, and the words will be harder. [Read More]
U.S. Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct U.S. Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct
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A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing “his crew to unnecessary risk,” interfered with an inquiry into his actions and once slept drunk on a bench at a Dubai port, investigators said. [Read More]
Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets four months Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets four months
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WASHINGTON — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail. [Read More]
Police: Girl, 16, dead after fight at high school Police: Girl, 16, dead after fight at high school
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WILMINGTON, Del. — A fight in a high school restroom involving several female students ended with the death of a 16-year-old sophomore Thursday, authorities said. [Read More]
Bike lane collapses in Brazil Olympic city, killing two Bike lane collapses in Brazil Olympic city, killing two
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RIO DE JANEIRO — A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people. [Read More]
Death toll rises in Mexico petrochemical plant blast Death toll rises in Mexico petrochemical plant blast
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COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. [Read More]
Mexico proposes easing marijuana laws Mexico proposes easing marijuana laws
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MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday that he will ask Mexico’s Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. [Read More]
Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in two states Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in two states
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber has settled a pair of major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees, the company announced Thursday night. [Read More]
Ready, set, think! Mind-controlled drones race to the future Ready, set, think! Mind-controlled drones race to the future
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on computer screens as their small white drones prepare for takeoff. [Read More]
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