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Petraeus sentencing: implications in other cases involving nat'l security
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His outstanding career in the military and national security has been ruined; so have his political aspirations, because he provided classified information to his mistress.
Friday, April 24, 2015

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16.”
Friday, April 24, 2015

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame for sucralose
NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo says it’s dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Lynch brings prosecutor's perspective to Justice
WASHINGTON (AP) — As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what she’s dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its eastern suburbs.
Friday, April 24, 2015

115 children killed since start of Yemen offensive
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A United Nations report said today that civilian causalities have mounted since the start of the Saudi-led offensive against Shiite rebels in Yemen, with more than 500 civilians killed in the nearly monthlong conflict, including at least 115 children.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Anniversary of Gallipoli campaign of WWI marked
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites today for ceremonies marking 100 years since the disastrous British-led invasion.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Armenians around the world mark 1915 genocide
BEIRUT (AP) — Around the world today, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry’s toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn’t always get to her — because she was chained and couldn’t move that far.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Documentary chronicles lives of oil patch residents
(AP) — A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Few colleges require Shakespeare
NEW YORK (AP) — As Shakespeare would say, “We have seen better days.”
Friday, April 24, 2015

President: 'full responsibility' for hostage deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said today he takes “full responsibility” for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida. He defended the legality of the January drone strike against an al-Qaida compound and said there had been no information suggesting the hostages were at that location.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wal-Mart CEO pay falls 24 percent
NEW YORK (AP) — Unimpressive results at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are hurting pay for its top executives.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Michael Brown's parents file lawsuit against City of Ferguson
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the fatal shooting by a white police officer that sparked a national protest movement.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

American spokesman for bin Laden among those killed in strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Gadahn, a former Little Leaguer who grew up to become a spokesman for Osama bin Laden, was born in 1978 in Oregon as Adam Pearlman.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Model for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at age 92
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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