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NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas Day is past but another Yuletide tradition continues: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.Scientists are working to help by finding trees that hang on to their needles. Even within a given s ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher in 2014, continuing a bull market that is on pace t ...more

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.Kenneth Dearden provided an unusually detailed look at the case from his ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.Immigrant advocates say most should ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles fire officials say a motel blaze on Christmas injured six people, two critically.The Fire Department says five people were hospitalized after the fire erupted at 6 p.m. Thursday just west of downtown.Officia ...more

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ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guarantee ...more

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say they fear a woman and her three grandchildren staying with her for Christmas are inside the remains of a house engulfed by fire.Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says the single-s ...more

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U.S. stocks edged higher early Friday as relatively quiet trading resumed a day after Christmas. The gains followed mixed action in Asian markets. Most European markets were closed.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47 points, ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — One had a "wide stance" and another was "hiking the Appalachian Trail."Those were some of the excuses put forward by politicians caught in recent sex scandals. Mario Correa, a political junkie who worked on Capitol Hill in high s ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba.Their flimsy vessel built from scraps of metal, wood and inner tubes had failed repeate ...more