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U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month
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NEW YORK — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, with Microsoft, Visa and other tech stocks making the biggest gains in a broad market rally. [Read More]

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Shelter head under fire for buying purebred dog
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is on leave over accusations by online activists that she paid a breeder $1,000 for a purebred collie puppy. [Read More]
Wolf signs halt of graduation mandate Wolf signs halt of graduation mandate
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HARRISBURG — A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school was put on hold Wednesday for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said he remains committed to accountability. [Read More]
Cheating allegations investigated at police academy Cheating allegations investigated at police academy
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s governor on Wednesday indirectly confirmed news reports of an investigation into possible cheating at the state police academy in Hershey. [Read More]
Jurors award $23.1 million to man shot by deputy in Florida
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A federal jury has awarded $23.1 million to a black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy who thought he was armed, but it could be years before the 22-year-old man might see any of the money — if ever. [Read More]
Tornadoes hit South; snow buries Plains, Upper Midwest Tornadoes hit South; snow buries Plains, Upper Midwest
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JACKSON, Miss. — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women’s prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest. [Read More]
Kansas man pleads guilty in plot to bomb Army post Kansas man pleads guilty in plot to bomb Army post
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TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas man whose lawyer says he is mentally ill pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with a plot to plant a bomb outside an Army post, acknowledging that he wanted to aid the Islamic State group. [Read More]
Real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge Real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge
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NEW ORLEANS — A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges. [Read More]
New York inmate who sparked three-week manhunt gets more prison time New York inmate who sparked three-week manhunt gets more prison time
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A convicted killer already serving life behind bars was ordered Wednesday to pay restitution and sentenced to additional prison time for his daring escape last year from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. [Read More]
Shell reports 44 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Shell reports 44 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings
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LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell said fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 44 percent as the collapse in oil prices took its toll on another European oil company. [Read More]
Assange to accept arrest if U.N. panel rules against him Assange to accept arrest if U.N. panel rules against him
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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group investigating his claims decides that the three years he has spent inside the Ecuadorean Embassy doesn’t amount to illegal detention. [Read More]
Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears
2 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. [Read More]
Virginia Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives Virginia Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Less than a year ago, David Eisenhauer smiled confidently into a television news camera, discussing his athletic and academic aspirations for a weekly feature on high school athletes in the Baltimore area. [Read More]
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