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NEW YORK (AP) — New York's new health commissioner isn't interested in being a nanny. Think of her more as a tutor.Dr. Mary Bassett is listening to the city's diverse communities and tailoring programs to tackle specific health issues and life e ...more

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for th ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market. ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.The Connecticut P ...more

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MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine sai ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to ca ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1pNheOR ) that the man splashed the substance on a blank wall Wednesday.The m ...more

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.A Summit County judge sentenc ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILEDObama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they ...more