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  • Vermont tackles security, access at government buildings

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Issues from same-sex marriage to gun rights to health care have brought hundreds of impassioned Vermont residents to public hearings at their Statehouse, and lawmakers have long prided themselves on their deliberations being accessible to the ...

  • 4-star general to lead nuclear Air Force for 1st time

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has for the first time nominated a four-star general to lead the organization responsible for its nuclear missile corps and strategic bomber fleet. It said Thursday that the nominee is Gen. Robin Rand, a ...

  • Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

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    (AP) OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a message for fellow Republicans who control Congress: "Grow a spine." Jindal spoke critically of his party's leaders in Washington on Thursday during a turn before the annual Conservative Political ...

  • Pacers' George goes through 1st full practice since injury

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George put himself on the clock Thursday. Almost seven months after a gruesome leg injury seemingly ended his season, the Pacers' star finished his first full practice — three days ahead of schedule. Now, the next ...

  • Convict pleads not guilty to killing 20th Century Fox exec

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer has pleaded not guilty to killing a 20th Century Fox executive whose remains were found in the Southern California desert 2 1/2 years after he vanished. City News Service reports John Creech ...

  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday ...

  • Judge: Keeping Sandusky lawsuit in Philadelphia not a burden

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    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Penn State and ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by an accuser who testified in Sandusky's criminal child sex abuse trial has laid out his reasons for ruling the ...

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose will have surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee and a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation. The 2011 NBA MVP played ...

  • Senate votes to award congressional medal to Selma marchers

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote. ...

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing ...

  • 2nd commuter with measles prompts California transit warning

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in Northern California are warning Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for a second time this month that they may have been exposed to measles on trains. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Evn7HD ) that an ...

  • Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91

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    (AP) HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91. Green ...

  • Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the ...

  • Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports; targets Democrats

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is stepping up his campaign to expand exports and negotiate new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Obama ...

  • Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome." In an ...

  • Gap surpasses Street 4Q forecasts on rising Old Navy sales

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results on Thursday as sales continued to improve for Old Navy, its largest brand. Gap reported net income of $319 million, or 75 cents per share, on $4.71 billion in revenue. ...

  • JC Penney shares slide after 4Q miss

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    (AP) PLANO, Texas (AP) — Shares in J.C. Penney Co. are tumbling in aftermarket trading after the department store chain posted disappointing results for its key holiday-shopping-season quarter. The company reported a loss of $59 million, or 19 cents per share, ...

  • NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — After the glitz of Daytona, now it's time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package ...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

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    (AP) U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, tipping the Dow Jones Industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly below their recent all-time highs. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market as the price of oil ...

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to ...

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