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CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies say a federal judge didn't let him off too easily by giving him probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities in Swiss banks.In a 57-pag ...more

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SPRING, Texas (AP) — A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.Ronald Lee Haskell, 33 ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square.The bill would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check.City Councilm ...more

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was injured when overhead wires pulled down by a passing truck wrapped around him and dragged him down the sidewalk.Police say a truck hauling a modular home pulled down wires in Framingham at about 2 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell blamed Obama administration policies Thursday for the sudden arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors at the southern border and said the president's emergency spending request amou ...more

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, officials said.All seven victims were found in units on the top floor of the three-story building that had businesses on the gro ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.A hazardous materials response team was in the building ...more

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MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of oil drilling saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, and some of the byproduct ended up in a bay that feeds the lake that provides the reservation's drinking water ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers union, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, says it is announcing the formation of a new local at the pl ...more

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Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,0 ...more