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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons.The league announced the punishment Friday, putting ...more

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U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading.Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates.The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved i ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level.Bratton said Friday there is "no specific credible threat" to New York City. He sa ...more

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HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a Kisses chocolate at the en ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees have heard from a designated band alumnus and an outraged parent without further comment on the firing of marching band director Jonathan Waters.Waters' dismissal July 24 followed a university investigat ...more

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words ...more

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The stock market rose slightly in light trading Friday, ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed: Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.KEEPING SCORE: ...more

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.Wildlife officials say the croc named Pancho died Friday morning while fighting capture by two trappers.Florida Fish and Wildlife spok ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.Italy's Fiat and Chrysler are merging to form Fiat Chrysler Automobile. Fiat said in a statement Friday that an ongoing tally of investo ...more

AP News - 54 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take ...more