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‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy” are the summer’s box-office superheroes. According to studio estimates Monday, the Marvel space adventure topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million – its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago. With North American […]

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world’s largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Texas and local officials in the Dallas suburb of Plano offered Toyota […]

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Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage — a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit, Biden told hundreds of union members that they deserve a “fair share” of any improvement in corporate profits. […]

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Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

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CHICAGO (AP) – The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour “MDA Show of Strength” aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday. A final tally’s expected Tuesday. MDA President and CEO Steven M. […]

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Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

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HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) – Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather. Fire spokesman Dave Schmitt says temperatures near the blaze in the Klamath National Forest are expected to be around 80 degrees on Monday, a few […]

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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. […]

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Many Americans are convinced there was no justification for a suburban St. Louis police officer to kill 18-year-old Michael Brown, because Brown was unarmed. Others are certain the shooting last month in Ferguson was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened the officer. But according to a CBS News/New York Times poll, […]

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving skills. But unlike with […]

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2016 hopefuls jockey even before mid-term contest

2016 hopefuls jockey even before mid-term contest

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – The finish line in November’s mid-term elections is just the start of the next race for the White House. The months leading up to the mid-terms offer a clearer window into a 2016 presidential field that has already begun jockeying for position in elections from Nevada to New Hampshire. The cross-country […]

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Texas’ Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Texas’ Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he’s charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry’s account Sunday, after the other post was deleted, said he does “not condone the tweet.” The tweets were sent from […]

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