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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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Troopers' union joins in calls asking Wolf to withdraw nominee
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf received more pressure Monday to abandon his nominee for state police commissioner after weeks of criticism over Col. Marcus Brown’s decision to wear the troopers’ uniform and an incident in which he removed roadside signs critical of him. [Read More]
World Trade Center stair climb to benefit wounded veterans
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NEW YORK — The first stair-climb benefit will be held at One World Trade Center in May to raise money for military veterans, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. [Read More]
Police suspend U.Va. probe, citing no evidence produced
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it “a little bit gruesome.” [Read More]
Thieves steal more air bags in Philly
3 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say thieves smashed into cars and stole air bags from about 20 cars over the weekend in the city’s Queen Village section. [Read More]
Three die in scaffolding collapse at Raleigh high-rise Three die in scaffolding collapse at Raleigh high-rise
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital. [Read More]
Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House campaign Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House campaign
3 days ago -
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights — and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him. [Read More]
Deadly force report cites poor officer training Deadly force report cites poor officer training
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PHILADELPHIA — Poor training has left Philadelphia police with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone justifies using deadly force, the Justice Department said Monday in a review of the city’s nearly 400 officer-involved shootings since 2007. [Read More]
Afghan gunmen kill 13 as suspected U.S. drone strike kills nine
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people during a midnight assault today on a highway as a suspected U.S. drone strike near Pakistan killed at least nine militants, authorities said. [Read More]
Netanyahu apologizes to Israel's Arab minority
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JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community. [Read More]
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