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By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former assistant to renowned American contemporary artist Jasper Johns pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling nearly two dozen of his works without Johns' knowledge. James Meyer, 52, pleaded guilt ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several ...more

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Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from the record highs the day before. Trading was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend as investors sifted through company earnings and deal news.KEEPI ...more

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By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on ...more

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others.NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http:// ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Thursday include Rockefeller Center in New Y ...more

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.The court ruled Wednesday that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company ...more

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Several militant commanders and their followers have split from the Pakistani Taliban, the second group this year to part ways with the umbrella organization in a move that analysts said Wednesday would further weaken ...more

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Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.Insurance companies can exclude ...more

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ratan Tata, the former chairman of India's salt-to-steel Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, the company said on Wednesday, joining a list of funds who have invested in the country's growing e-co ...more