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WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years. ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people.No residents or firefighters were injured.Battalion Chiefs ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold.The Detroit Water a ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, every ...more

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EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1tjFfLl ) reports the fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a 700-acre farm in Moore County near Eagle Springs.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak says it will cut 70 jobs at its Rochester-area operations as it transitions to a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.The Rochester-based film and photography pioneer announced Wednesd ...more

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MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A dilapidated recreational vehicle that played a memorable role in a beloved Christmas movie has been vandalized at an Ohio museum.The owner of the Castle Noel museum in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh), just south of Cleveland, reports ...more

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat."The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1rGyLYL that Super ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening expected over the next two days.The storm is c ...more

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SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.Verstappen, w ...more