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  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

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    (AP) Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast. Alas, the yearly Thanksgiving ...

  • Authorities: Mom tried to put hit on daughter's ex

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    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people. Acting New Jersey Attorney General ...

  • Venezuela charges Maduro foe in alleged plot

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    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A leader of Venezuela's opposition is being charged in what the government alleges was a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered former congresswoman Maria Corina Machado to appear in court ...

  • Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'

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    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Mandolinist Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) of the band Nickel Creek will be ...

  • Okafor's 24 help No. 4 Duke rout Furman 93-54

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    (AP) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and No. 4 Duke routed Furman 93-54 on Wednesday night. Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0). They had little trouble remaining ...

  • Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail in Puerto Rico

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    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A pilot who runs an executive jet company that has transported the president of Guyana was arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in undeclared cash inside his aircraft during a stop in ...

  • Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A third-party audit has found that a Court-Supervised Settlement Program has correctly processed more than 99 percent of claims by businesses and individuals arising from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a newspaper ...

  • Gifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are other things to consider for your favorite ...

  • Houston's Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett

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    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting a second chance to be Houston's quarterback on Sunday at Tennessee with Ryan Mallett out for the season with a chest injury. "There's a lot of times you don't have that opportunity," Fitzpatrick ...

  • AP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona

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    (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not ...

  • Oral Roberts holds off Milwaukee 69-66

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Korey Billbury's three-point play with 5.6 seconds left gave Oral Roberts a 69-66 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday in the Middleweight Bracket of the MGM Grand Main Event. Milwaukee's Cody Wichmann converted two free throws with ...

  • Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

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    (AP) SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you. A group of brawny, bearded brewers from the Sheboygan area has posed ...

  • Attorneys seek to clear former Crow tribe chairman

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    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil rights attorneys have moved to exonerate a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emails from a federal judge who has been reprimanded for sending racist correspondence. Former ...

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. ...

  • Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes

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    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast. Christie volunteered Wednesday at a soup kitchen in Newark. He says, "I don't ...

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story. The Associated Press on Wednesday ...

  • 9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

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    (AP) The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts ...

  • Driver to turn self in after pedestrian, child hit

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney says his client believes she may have struck a man and his 1-year-old granddaughter in Las Vegas, and plans to turn herself in to police. Las Vegas lawyer Herb Sachs said Friday that he ...

  • Canadian ex-radio host charged with sexual assault

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    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard. Ghomeshi, 47, was ...

  • AP Top News at 5:55 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories ...

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