02-21-2018  1:10 am      •     

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Government has been at standstill since July 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget Wednesday, ending the nation's longest state government shutdown in the past decade.

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Airline's fleet was previously all Boeing models

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest airline order in history. And in a victory for Airbus, it's splitting the work between the European plane maker and Boeing.


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Oppressive temps caused by an area of high pressure holding hot air beneath it

CHICAGO (AP) -- For millions of people enduring this week's extreme heat and humidity, it feels like they're living in a pressure cooker. And in a sense, they are.


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All that remains of NASA's final shuttle voyage is the touchdown, targeted for early Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A space shuttle left the International Space Station for the very last time Tuesday, heading home to end the 30-year run of a vessel that kept U.S. astronauts flying to and from orbit longer than any other rocketship.

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Builders see 14.6 percent increase from May as apartment construction surges

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Builders broke ground on more single-family homes and apartments in June, helping the battered construction industry gain a little life after a dismal spring.


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Bipartisan group of senators near agreement to cut deficit by $4 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators said Tuesday that they're nearing agreement on a major plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the coming decade in what could be a bold entry into a debate on the deficit long bogged-down by bitter partisanship.


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Testimony prompts $5,000 bond for one of accused

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A police detective testified Monday that a white teenager wasn't at the scene when a black man was killed by a pickup truck in what authorities have said was a hate crime.


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Study finds children's risk for injury 50 percent lower when riding with grandparents

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.


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Says protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques.


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Coleman Anderson says he rescued rocks from garbage; state calls it theft

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The mystery of Alaska's missing moon rocks has been solved. Getting them back to a state museum likely will depend on a judge.


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