02-27-2017  2:54 pm      •     

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A package ignited at a Washington postal facility Friday, a day after fiery packages sent to Maryland's governor and transportation secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them.


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NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from Ohio who quickly became a celebrity thanks to his smooth announcing voice indicates it's been challenging dealing with the rush of fame.


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ATLANTA (AP) -- Fluoride in drinking water - credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay - may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting President Barack Obama, the new Republican-led House took a first step Friday toward a symbolic vote to repeal his landmark health care overhaul law, which would provide coverage to more than 30 million now uninsured.


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mark Twain wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter."


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government watchdog says the Internal Revenue Service is tormenting struggling taxpayers in the midst of a slumping economy by increasing the number of liens the agency has filed against people who owe back taxes.

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CLEVELAND – With a deep, refined voice, Ted Williams simply asked for help to get off the streets. He's been heard – but his new career hit a snag Wednesday afternoon when Williams was turned away from a flight to New York because of "improper identification."


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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. plans to start selling an array of tablet computers - including hybrids that sit somewhere between a laptop and a tablet - with the hope that variety is the best weapon against Apple Inc.'s iPad and other similar gadgets.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to "give government back to the people" and bring an end to congressional gridlock.


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AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- Ending a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama is appealing to newly-empowered Republicans to resist jockeying for the White House in 2012 and work with him to get the economy growing and the jobless back to work.


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