11-18-2017  4:15 am      •     
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The feds are also expanding a tarmac-delay rule to prevent passengers from being stranded on international flights for longer than four hours

DALLAS (AP) -- Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they'll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight.


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Many, if not most, of those 1.7 million numbers appear to be used for one thing: redirecting callers to a phone-sex service

NEW YORK (AP) -- For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you


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The project could still face legal action from opponents who question the cost to ratepayers and the potential impact on wildlife

BOSTON (AP) -- A federal agency has approved a construction plan for a wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on the nation's first offshore wind farm as early as this fall


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Crystal Mangum is accused of stabbing her boyfriend

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A murder charge against the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her is but the latest problem for a woman friends say is still haunted by the stigma of the lacrosse case.
Crystal Mangum, 32, was indicted Monday on a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of larceny. She has been in jail since April 3, when police charged her with assault in the stabbing of her boyfriend Reginald Daye, 46. He died after nearly two weeks at a hospital.


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Communities that support gay rights see far fewer suicide attempts

A study in the journal Pediatrics says that gay, lesbian and bisexual youth who live in supportive communities are less likely to attempt suicide than those youth who live in communities who do not support gay rights.

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Their successes, spurred by big election gains in November, go well beyond the spending cuts forced on states by the fiscal crunch and tea party agitation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In state after state, Republicans are moving swiftly past blunted Democratic opposition to turn a conservative wish-list into law.


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Daytona Beach City Manager and Police Chief against swearing in university's officers

Bethune-Cookman University is hoping to convince a majority of the Daytona Beach City commissioners that their officers should be sworn in and empowered through the Daytona Beach, Fla., Police Department


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Most people would rather look the other way than acknowledge how many people are living with HIV

A fear of disclosing one's HIV status is not unusual, since there is a stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS that is ingrained in American society


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The Joint Personal Effects Depot has two staff counselors to help them stay focused on their sad but noble task

The military's Joint Personal Effects Depot's mission is sorting, photographing, cleaning and shipping the belongings of service members killed overseas


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The labor-force participation rate of just above 64 percent is the lowest in more than two decades

The country's economic outlook brightened noticeably in March, as employers added 216,000 jobs, pushing the overall unemployment rate down a notch to 8.8 percent and seeming to confirm that a steady job-growth dynamic is under way


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