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Heinz buying Kraft Food for $28 billion Heinz buying Kraft Food for $28 billion
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NEW YORK — H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion. [Read More]

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Prison guard charged with assault
2 days ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania county jail guard has been charged with assaulting an inmate who was serving a drunken-driving sentence, by allegedly pushing him backward while handcuffed so hard that he hit his head and suffered a seizure. [Read More]
Racist note sent to commissioner nominee Racist note sent to commissioner nominee
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HARRISBURG — A note apparently hand-delivered to the home mailbox of Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner has raised the issue of race in one of the nation’s largest police forces. [Read More]
Bank forecloses on star's properties
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HARFORD (AP) — A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties. [Read More]
New York cracks down on sleeping workers
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ALBANY, N.Y. — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept. [Read More]
House passes bold budget
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WASHINGTON — The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade by cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, and repealing the president’s health care law. [Read More]
Bureaucrats press troops to use inferior intel system Bureaucrats press troops to use inferior intel system
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WASHINGTON — Military bureaucrats have been trying to force an unpopular government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to war zones while blocking soldiers from using the commercial alternative they say they need, according to government records and interviews. [Read More]
Report calls for improvements at FBI to combat terror
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WASHINGTON — The FBI must work to speed up its efforts to confront increasingly sophisticated terrorists and improve its ability to gather intelligence on global threats to the nation’s security, according to an outside review released Wednesday. [Read More]
One person killed, several injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas One person killed, several injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas
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TULSA, Okla. — The first batch of severe weather in this year’s tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured. [Read More]
Army apologizes for handling of cases
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WASHINGTON — The undersecretary of the Army on Wednesday apologized for the military’s treatment of U.S. service members exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, and announced new steps to provide medical support to those with lingering health effects and to recognize veterans. [Read More]
Police say California woman's kidnap report was a hoax Police say California woman's kidnap report was a hoax
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VALLEJO, Calif. — Investigators in Northern California say they were suspicious from the start of a boyfriend’s report of the violent abduction of his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom, yet had to take it seriously for the two days she was missing. [Read More]
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