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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Park Board Continues Holiday Celebrations

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board continues celebrating the holidays throughout December with a variety of events and opportunities, including: Christmas Tree Sale — Now open at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Homicide Investigation Update: 3500 S. National

Springfield Police detectives continue the investigation into the homicide which occurred at 3500 S. National on 12/12/12. Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the homicide. They are Darian E. Hall, More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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A Cappella Christmas Concert

Ozark Showcase and Sho-Me Statesmen Choruses invite you to enjoy a Free Christmas Concert presented in glorious a cappella barbershop-style harmony.   Location Wesley United Methodist Church 922 W. Republic More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 15, 2012 Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts • 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway Pre-Concert Music 7:00 p.m. Concert 7:30 p.m Christmas! Carols! Candy Canes! This More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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First Night Springfield 2013

Own the Night   December 31, 2012 5:30pm – Midnight   Join us as we ring in the new year at First Night Springfield 2013 presented by Phoenix Home Care. First Night is a family-friendly New Year’s More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Sugar Plum Soiree

Join Springfield Ballet the night before the opening of everyone’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, for the Sugar Plum Soiree. Guests at this special event will enjoy a glitzy holiday soiree before heading More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Arts and Culture Round Table

Tuesday, December 18 3:30pm – 5:30pm Juanita K. Hammons Hall All arts administrators, non profit education, and for profit sectors are invited to attend this great networking opportunity. Enjoy refreshments More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Green Building Task Force Works for Balanced Approach

The Springfield Greene County Green Building Task Force held its monthly meeting Dec. 12. The group continues work toward finding balanced solutions for green building construction practices appropriate for the More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Fiscal cliff splits big, small businesses on taxes

JIM KUHNHENN,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” debate is splitting the business community over taxes, driving a wedge between two natural Republican allies: the nation’s More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Time for states to decide on health care exchanges

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen states have turned down the Obama administration’s invitation to run the new health insurance markets that will begin serving millions More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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California in for more unusually high ‘king tides’

GILLIAN FLACCUS,Associated Press LISA LEFF,Associated Press HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The tide is high, and it’s holding on. Some Californians were in for another day of ankle-deep seawater in low-lying More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases

JESSE J. HOLLAND,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation teetering on an economic “fiscal cliff,” federal judges may soon force Congress to dedicate possibly millions of dollars to what More...

Oregon Mall Killings
By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Injury dashed mall shooter’s hope of being Marine

RACHEL LA CORTE,Associated Press STEVEN DUBOIS,Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — His mother died before he was 3 years old, and he was estranged from the aunt who raised him. His dream of becoming a Marine More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Russia backtracks on statement about Assad’s fall

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV,Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia issued a clumsy denial Friday of a statement from its point man on Syria, who said a day earlier that Syrian President Bashar Assad is losing control More...

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By apodesk On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Narrow ‘fiscal cliff’ bargain gains currency

ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press JIM KUHNHENN,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes dimming for a wide-ranging bargain, the White House and many congressional Republicans are setting their sights on a more modest More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Jenni Rivera’s remains returned to So. California

FILE – In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Beck looks for new connection with ‘Song Reader’

FILE – This Feb. 8, 2004 file photo singer Beck arrives for the EMI party after the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beck hopes the “Song Reader” inspires some of us to pick up instruments and limber More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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From ‘Sherlock’ to ‘Star Trek’ for Cumberbatch

FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, actor Benedict Cumberbatch smiles upon arrival at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo. Cumberbatch visited Japan to promote his latest film More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Common brings awareness to help free Peltier

This Nov. 4, 2011 file photo shows rapper Common posing for photos in New York. Common is participating in a benefit concert in support of freeing Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who is serving two life More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Final celebrity burglary defendant enters plea

FILE – This Dec. 2, 2009 file photo shows Courtney Leigh Ames, 19, appearing in court in Los Angeles. Ames pleaded no contest Friday Dec. 14, 2012 to receiving a jacket stolen from heiress Paris Hilton. (AP More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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No bidder found for letters by ‘Peanuts’ creator

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare archive of letters and drawings by “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz did not find a buyer at a New York City auction. Sotheby’s had estimated that the letters would More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Military families worried by US fiscal cliff cuts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emerging from more than a decade at war, military families are confronting a new worry at home: the prospect that a deal between Congress and the White House over federal spending cuts More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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APNewsBreak: Texas cancer probe draws NCI scrutiny

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal National Cancer Institute says it’s taking a fresh look at a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort already being scrutinized by prosecutors and lawmakers in Texas. The More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Fewer health care options for illegal immigrants

Yahiden Lopez takes medication from his mother at their home, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Alamo, Texas. Lopez was born in the United States, but his mother is an illegal immigrant.When healthcare reform has been More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Court lets slaves’ descendants sue Cherokee chief

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Descendants of slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation can sue the current chief in an attempt to restore their tribal memberships, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The U.S. More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Feds: 4 Texas officers guarded cocaine shipments

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Bond has been set at $100,000 for three South Texas lawmen charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes to guard shipments of cocaine. The officers appearing in court Friday include More...

Northern California High Tide
By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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More flooding on 2nd day of CA ‘king tides’

Pedestrians cannot resist getting close to Thursday’s king’s tide cresting along the San Francisco Embarcadero on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The tide measured 7.2 at the Golden Gate and was the highest More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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AP-GfK Poll: Science doubters say world is warming

FILE – In this July 26, 2011 file photo, a Greenlandic Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg, along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, near Nuuk, Greenland. More...

APTOPIX Connecticut School Shooting
By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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EPA to tighten standards for soot pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration will impose a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Israel’s Women of the Wall pray for equality

Israeli women of the Women of the Wall organization pray just outside the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem’s old city, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Security guards at the Western Wall, More...

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By apnews On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Spaniard jailed in Cuba to finish sentence at home

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, Cuban security forces escort Spanish citizen Angel Carromero, center, to the courthouse in Bayamo, Cuba. Carromero. The Spaniard who was sentenced in Cuba to prison More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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“Book Givers” Sought to Spread Love of Reading On World Book Night U.S. 2013 with the Library

December 6, 2012 — Would you like to spread some joy by giving away books to complete strangers – people who may never have owned a book of their own? World Book Night 2013 will make it possible, at no cost More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Naming ceremony to be held in honor of J. Howard and Jan Fisk at OTC Lebanon Center

Ozarks Technical Community College will hold a ceremony Thursday, December 13, to recognize Lebanon natives J. Howard and Jan Fisk with the naming of the J. Howard and Jan Fisk Conference Room. The event will begin More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Homeowners Tricked into Overpaying for Their Deed

Homeowners nationwide are receiving letters asking them to pay upwards of $80 to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. What the mailings don’t mention is that deeds are available from the county More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Homicide Investigation Update: 3500 S. National

On 12/12/12 around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to 3500 S. National for reports of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located a male at the location with what appeared to be injuries from gunshot More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Springfield Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Tickets Sold Out, Few Options Left to See the Holiday Favorite

Springfield, Missouri – December 12, 2012 – For the 27th year in a row, a holiday tradition will come alive in the Ozarks as Springfield Ballet presents the perennial family favorite, The Nutcracker. For More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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APNewsBreak: Colo gov says time to talk gun laws

IVAN MORENO,Associated Press KRISTEN WYATT,Associated Press   DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper said “the time is right” for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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US warns of treaty snub over Internet rules

BRIAN MURPHY,Associated Press   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chief American delegate at a U.N. conference weighing possible Internet rules says the U.S. may snub the final document over proposals More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a worker who killed himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse went through an employee entrance to avoid a security check that could have caught the gun. The U.S. Marshals More...

Christmas Tree DNA
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

MALCOLM RITTER,AP Science Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster. We’re More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon is about to take another hit. Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon’s gravity. Scientists say More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Top Democrats

ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Barack Obama’s Senate allies said Thursday the White House has assured him the president won’t yield to GOP demands to increase More...

Leon Panetta, Hamid Karzai
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Karzai says he’ll meet with Obama in Washington

ROBERT BURNS,AP National Security Writer   KABUL (AP) — President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he will meet President Barack Obama in Washington next month to discuss a postwar U.S. role in his country, whose More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Hamas stages first West Bank march since 2007

MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH,Associated Press   NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas staged on Thursday its first public demonstration in the West Bank since 2007, illustrating its improving ties More...

Leon Panetta, Hamid Karzai
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Afghan suicide bomber kills US soldier, 2 Afghans

MIRWAIS KHAN,Associated Press   KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bomber killed one American soldier and two Afghan civilians Thursday near a U.S. military base shortly after the visiting More...

Khaled el-Masri
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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European court condemns CIA in landmark ruling

ANGELA CHARLTON,Associated Press   PARIS (AP) — A European court issued a landmark ruling Thursday that condemned the CIA’s so-called extraordinary renditions programs and bolstered those who say they More...

Mideast Syria
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Russia positions itself for fall of Syrian regime

ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY,Associated Press   BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s most powerful ally and protector, Russia, began positioning itself Thursday for the fall of President Bashar Assad, saying for the first More...

Melanie Norwood, Mark Chalos
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

KRISTIN M. HALL,Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his More...

Global Diseases
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Study: People worldwide living longer, but sicker

MARIA CHENG,AP Medical Writer   LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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EU backs banking supervisor, Greece bailout

DON MELVIN,Associated Press RAF CASERT,Associated Press   BRUSSELS (AP) — In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed Thursday to two key measures vital to the financial security of the region. More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Stocks lower as investors watch Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped Thursday on Wall Street after more signs of tension emerged from federal budget talks in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 70 points at 13,174 just after 1 p.m. More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM,AP Tobacco Writer   RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 More...

Britain Royal Pregnancy Hoax
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Inquest: Nurse in British royal hoax found hanging

JILL LAWLESS,Associated Press LONDON (AP) — An inquest into the apparent suicide of a nurse duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge heard Thursday that she was found hanging More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Report: Jackie Chan suggests Hong Kong curb rights

KELVIN CHAN,Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Jackie Chan suggests in a recent interview that protests should be restricted in the freewheeling Chinese city of Hong Kong. The action star lamented that Hong Kong More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

MICHAEL LIEDTKE,AP Technology Writer   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release More...

Golden Globe Nominations
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Salmon fishing where? Globes snubs and surprises

JAKE COYLE,AP Entertainment Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for what you could call a certain quirkiness in its selection process. Any group that would see fit to More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

CURT ANDERSON,Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in More...

Wholesale Prices
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Cheaper gas drives down US wholesale price index

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER,AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper gas drove down a measure of wholesale prices in November for the second straight month, a sign inflation remains mild. The producer price index More...

Jean-Claude Juncker
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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EU backs banking supervisor, Greece bailout

DON MELVIN,Associated Press RAF CASERT,Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully fledged banking union and Greece’s euro partners More...

Mideast Egypt
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Carter Center says it won’t monitor Egypt’s vote

CAIRO (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s center says it will not deploy monitors for the referendum on draft constitution because of the government’s late release of regulations for witnesses. The More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Senate legislation targets cyberstalking software

RICHARD LARDNER,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For around $50, a jealous wife or husband can download software that can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse better than any private detective. It’s More...

Concealed Carry Illinois
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Court ruling on Ill. gun ban sets stage for fight

DON BABWIN,Associated Press SARA BURNETT,Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal More...

Polnad First Cheese Evidence
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

MARIA CHENG,Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey 7,500 years ago, according to a new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making. Scientists More...

CENSUS PROJECTIONS
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

HOPE YEN,Associated Press WASHINGTON( AP) — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Official: Syria fires Scud missiles at rebels

ROBERT BURNS,AP National Security Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Syrian government forces have fired Scud missiles at insurgents in recent days, escalating the 2-year-old conflict against rebels seeking to overthrow More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Argentines shocked by verdicts in sex slave trial

EMILY SCHMALL,Associated Press MICHAEL WARREN,Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced into More...

North Korea Rocket Launch
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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North Korea hails launch despite risk of consequences

Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea, though struggling to feed its people, is now one of the few countries to have successfully launched a satellite into space from its own soil. But leaders More...

Honduras Political Crisis
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Honduran congress dismisses Supreme Court justices

ALBERTO ARCE,Associated Press TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras’ political standoff escalated Wednesday as legal officials debated whether a congressional vote to remove four Supreme Court justices violated More...

Justin Bieber
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Prosecutors appeal anti-paparazzi charge dismissal

ANTHONY McCARTNEY,AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on More...

Lindsay Lohan
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Judge revokes Lohan’s probation, sets hearing date

DERRIK J. LANG,AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Lindsay Lohan’s probation on Wednesday and scheduled a hearing that could result in more jail time for the closely watched “Liz More...

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By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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UK police: Jimmy Savile is suspect in 199 crimes

SYLVIA HUI,Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile is a suspect in 199 crimes recorded so far, including dozens of cases of rape, British police said Wednesday. They described the More...

Hobbit House
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Far from the Shire, a Hobbit house in Pa. country

JOANN LOVIGLIO,Associated Press CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (AP) — Worlds away from the Shire, a stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel like he was back home with his Hobbit More...

Fed Forecast
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Fed projects high unemployment for next 3 years

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve projects the unemployment rate will stay elevated until late 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates low for the next More...

Shinzo Abe
By apodesk On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Japan election puts spotlight on reviving economy

ELAINE KURTENBACH,AP Business Writer   TOKYO (AP) — It’s the $6 trillion question: how to jolt Japan out of its 20-year economic slump. The dozen or so parties vying in a Dec. 16 parliamentary election More...

Anthony Riccio
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Asia stocks up as Japan gets boost from weaker yen

PAMELA SAMPSON,AP Business Writer   BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday with the help of Japan’s Nikkei 225, which was propelled higher by a weakening yen. A new bond-buying program by More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Feds to probe why alarms failed in W.Va. explosion

JOHN RABY,Associated Press VICKI SMITH,Associated Press   SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into why no alarms sounded as a massive natural gas explosion sent flames as high as More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Senator: Rock removal on Mississippi to start soon

JIM SALTER,Associated Press   ST. LOUIS (AP) — Crews might be allowed to begin destroying two rock pinnacles impeding barge traffic on the Mississippi River as early as next week, more than a month ahead More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Western water report draws prerelease critics

KEN RITTER,Associated Press   LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rising demand and falling supply are spurring talk in the arid West of outside-the-box ideas including piping in water from the nation’s heartland and More...

Oklahoma Church Unreported Rape
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Ex-megachurch worker gets 55-year-prison term

JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS,Associated Press   TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison for sex crimes against three girls in a scandal that has ensnared More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital appears safe

PHOENIX (AP) — An 11-year-old leukemia patient whose whereabouts have been unclear since her mother unexpectedly took her from a Phoenix hospital last month appeared to be safe and cared for, according to an More...

Howard Berman
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Leading Democrat calls foreign aid system outmoded

DONNA CASSATA,Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet Union was the Cold War threat, Ian Fleming’s creation James Bond was headed to the screen as Sean Connery in “Dr. No” and the More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle

JONATHAN J. COOPER,Associated Press RACHEL LA CORTE,Associated Press   PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used More...

Jane Lubchenco
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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NOAA chief says she will leave in February

MALCOLM RITTER,AP Science Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who led the federal government’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 said Wednesday she will leave her post at the end More...

Obama Inaugural Prep
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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‘Purple tunnel of doom’ to be closed for inaugural

NEDRA PICKLER,Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — Inaugural security teams are trying to prevent another “purple tunnel of doom” from President Barack Obama’s first swearing-in. The head More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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THE RESET: Fed forges ahead with easy-money policy

TOM RAUM,Associated Press   As President Barack Obama and Congress agonize over strengthening the economy without fattening the $16 trillion national debt, the Federal Reserve chugs steadily along on its own More...

Joseph Lieberman
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Lieberman urges compromise in final Senate speech

ANDREW MIGA,Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman on Wednesday used his final Senate floor speech to urge Congress to put partisan rancor aside to break Washington’s gridlock. “It More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Obama to match FDR’s record of 4 swearing-ins

NEDRA PICKLER,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to match Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times. While FDR served four terms, More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

ALICIA A. CALDWELL,Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest More...

Piracy
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Piracy group: Make sure Somali pirates aren’t paid

JASON STRAZIUSO,Associated Press   NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A U.K.-led Piracy Ransom Task Force says the shipping industry must adopt additional measures to ensure that payments aren’t made to pirates More...

Britain Piltdown
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Scientists seek to solve mystery of Piltdown Man

JILL LAWLESS,Associated Press   LONDON (AP) — It was an archaeological hoax that fooled scientists for decades. A century on, researchers are determined to find out who was responsible for Piltdown Man, More...

Saad Eddine El Othmani, Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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US, Syria opposition disagree over terrorist label

PAUL SCHEMM,Associated Press   MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The U.S. and the head of the new Syrian opposition coalition being feted at a conference in Morocco Wednesday publicly disagreed over designating More...

Mideast Syria
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Blast at Syrian regime building in capital kills 5

ALBERT AJI,Associated Press BARBARA SURK,Associated Press   BEIRUT (AP) — Three bombs collapsed walls in the Syrian Interior Ministry building Wednesday in Damascus, killing at least five people, as rebels More...

North Korea Rocket Launch
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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UN Security Council condemns NKorea rocket launch

EDITH M. LEDERER,Associated Press   UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s successful rocket launch on Wednesday and said it will urgently consider “an appropriate More...

CEO Outlook
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Fewer US CEOs expect hiring dip over next 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of U.S. chief executives shows the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers is essentially unchanged versus three months ago, although fewer expect hiring More...

Anthony Riccio
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Stocks advance after Fed pledges more stimulus

STEVE ROTHWELL,AP Business Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose, extending a winning streak, after the Federal Reserve said it will continue to boost the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was More...

John Boehner
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Boehner: ‘Serious differences’ remain in talks

ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that “serious differences” remain between him and President Barack Obama in negotiations on averting More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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O’Reilly, Creamery Announcement

O’Reilly Family to be Honored at The Creamery Arts Center Springfield, MO, December 11, 2012 – The Springfield Arts Collaborative will honor the O’Reilly family with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating More...

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By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Giraffe Calf in Guarded Condition; Warthog Euthanized

Zookeepers have diligently worked with the zoo’s youngest calf, B.J., born on Nov. 23, to encourage him to nurse or drink from a bottle. This is the first calf for mother Emma, and initially she was anxious More...

stephens
By apodesk On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Mayor Stephens Approves Task Force Member Selection

Mayor Bob Stephens has approved the Public Involvement Committee’s selection of members for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Task Force. The full slate of members is expected to be formally approved More...