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  • 1 of 2 teen escapes from Elko County remains at large

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    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities continue to look for one of two teenagers who escaped from a juvenile justice center in Elko County. Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris says one of the teens was apprehended about 90 minutes after they ...

  • NHL entrusting live-game app, cable network to baseball

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership. Major League Baseball will distribute the hockey league's Internet streaming service and run the NHL's cable-television network as ...

  • Business Highlights

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    (AP) ___ How much more does the CEO make? You may find out WASHINGTON (AP) — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity ...

  • Fiorina, Perry, Jindal, Graham, Santorum, Pataki, Gilmore miss cut for first GOP 2016 debate

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    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Fiorina, Perry, Jindal, Graham, Santorum, Pataki, Gilmore miss cut for first GOP 2016 debate.

  • Chris Hyndman, host of TV show 'Steven and Chris,' has died

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    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Chris Hyndman, co-host of the Canadian lifestyle show "Steven and Chris," has died. The Canadian Broadcast Corporation, which broadcasts "Steven and Chris," said Tuesday that Hyndman, 49, was found without vital signs Monday night in a Toronto ...

  • Patriarch of musical Jackson family leaves Brazil hospital

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    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, has been discharged from the Brazilian hospital where he was treated after he had a stroke in late July while visiting ...

  • Air Canada bans shipments of big-game hunting trophies

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    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention. Company spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Tuesday that such shipments have ...

  • LGBT Jamaicans holding first gay pride celebration on island

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    (AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's LGBT community is holding its first gay pride celebration, a weeklong observance that was previously almost unthinkable in a Caribbean country long described as the one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuality. Events ...

  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago. Researchers sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are sampling the Pacific ...

  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

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    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process. The group announced Tuesday that Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and EMILY's List President ...

  • IMF signals delay on adding China to currency basket

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The staff of the International Monetary Fund is recommending that China wait until at least October 2016 to join an exclusive club of the world's top currencies. China wants its currency, the yuan, included in a basket ...

  • Travelers CEO to step down in December, cites health issues

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    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Travelers Cos. Inc. says that Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman will step down as CEO on Dec. 1 due to health problems. The company said Alan D. Schnitzer, head of the insurance company's business ...

  • Mayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. Mayweather posted an announcement of the fight Tuesday on several ...

  • NAACP chapter president says police used force on sister

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    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An NAACP chapter president says police in Eugene, Oregon, used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser stun gun on her 19-year-old son. Eugene-Springfield NAACP President Eric ...

  • Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river

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    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmental authorities say they have suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Rio's Guanabara Bay ...

  • APNewsBreak: Kansas ends $25 cap on cash benefits from ATMs

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    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has eliminated a $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards. The state Department for Children and Families said Tuesday that it was rescinding the policy before it could be put into effect for ...

  • 2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Iowa Taco Bell

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    (AP) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the ...

  • Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's prosecutor says surveillance video shows three suspects leaving the apartment where five people were found tortured and shot. Among the victims was a photojournalist who felt under threat and left the Mexican state he ...

  • Nielsen's top programs for July 27-Aug. 2

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 27-Aug. 2. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 10.33 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.46 million. 3. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 8.13 million. ...

  • Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO valued at $100M

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is filing for an initial public offering. For the purpose of calculating a filing fee, Neiman Marcus says it expects to raise $100 million. The Dallas company has 41 Neiman Marcus locations ...

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