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Seahawks’ Harvin ‘absolutely’ a go for Super Bowl

AP Photo/Matt Slocum NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin says he is “absolutely playing” in the Super Bowl on Sunday after a season filled with “frustrating” health issues. Harvin returned to practice last Wednesday after...

Police: Officer shot boy in wrist at Hawaii school

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaiii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others. State Department of education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz says Roosevelt High School...

Shots fired at Hawaii school; injuries reported

HONOLULU (AP) — Shots were fired Tuesday morning at a Hawaii high school, causing injuries and prompting a lockdown, authorities said. Honolulu Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said the shooting happened at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. No...
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Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

Buy AP Photo Reprints SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Cities rolled out snow plows that hardly ever leave the garage, a hardware store sold feed scoops for use as snow shovels and alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp burrowed into mud to stay warm Tuesday as a winter storm brought snow, ice...

Morris Turner, Wee Pals comic strip creator, dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Morris “Morrie” Turner, the creator of the “Wee Pals” comic strip and the first African American cartoonist to be syndicated nationally, has died. He was 90. Family spokesman David Bellard says the Oakland, Calif.-born...

FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say the pain reliever found in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans. A Food and Drug Administration review posted online states that naproxen, the key ingredient in...
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State of the US economy: strongest since recession

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing more strength than at any time since the Great Recession began six years ago. Employers are hiring. Home prices, sales and construction have surged. Corporate profits and stocks have strengthened. And...

Hemp going legit; some wonder if pot is far behind

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — could soon be cultivated in 10 states under the farm bill agreement...
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Farmers get probation in fatal listeria outbreak

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and six months of home detention. A federal magistrate in Denver...

A glance at history of store mannequins

NEW YORK (AP) — Mannequins have a rich century-old history. They’re what Dr. Marsha Bentley Hale, one of the world’s leading experts on mannequins, calls “significant sociological reflections of our consumer society.” Here’s a look at how...