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NEW YORK (AP) — The author of "Up the Down Staircase" has died in New York City. Bel Kaufman was 103.Her daughter, Thea Goldstine, says she died Friday at her Manhattan home after a brief illness.Kaufman was a middle-age teacher and singl ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card proc ...more

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BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — With 17 siblings, the Endreson (EHN'-dress-uhn) family was already well-known in the New Jersey shore area by sheer numbers alone.Their public profile rose even more this week when they hit New Jersey's Pick-6 lottery jack ...more

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Earthquakes jolted three different parts of Alaska on Friday.Several earthquakes, including one with a magnitude of 5.9, occurred around the same location in the southeast part of the state early Friday. The U.S. Geological ...more

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TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.Officials previously placed the number at 150, but Okanogan County Sheriff ...more

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected on Friday when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks began training camp.Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he was disappointed Lynch was not present. Carroll reiterated the team wants L ...more

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin. ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researc ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked.Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it's unable to reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds be ...more

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said F ...more