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Propane shortages prompting state officials to act

Wally Pohlman looks over the gauges on the 1,400 gallon propane tank at the southern Vigo county meat processing business his family runs Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014. With the gauge reads less than 10 percent, they made a call to their supplier.(AP Photo/Tribune-Star, Jim Avelis) Wally...

A guide to Obama’s plan for retirement savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech to roll out a plan to coax low- and middle-income Americans into saving more for retirement. New retirement accounts being set up by the Treasury Department would target workers whose employers...
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Mich. jury: Man guilty of firing gun along I-96

Raulie Wayne Casteel, the Wixom man accused of shooting at 23 motorists along the Interstate 96 corridor in October 2012, testifies Monday Jan. 27, 2014, in Livingston County Circuit Court in Howell, Mich. If convicted as charged of terrorism, he faces life in prison. (AP...

Kan. court skeptical of defense in Tiller shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Justices on Kansas’ highest court expressed skepticism Wednesday that a man convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of a Wichita abortion provider should get a new trial because he sincerely believed he was saving the lives of unborn...
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Big impact on income gap is health law’s new angle

AP Photo/Ralph Alswang WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe the health care law was about wealth transfer, after all. If the gap between haves and have-nots is the defining issue of President Barack Obama’s second term, his health overhaul was its first-term counterpart. Turns out...
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Autistic NYC boy’s death prompts tracking plan

FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, after an arm, torso and legs were discovered a day earlier, a New York Police Department dive unit continues the search for human remains along a rocky shoreline in the Queens borough of New York. The remains were those of...
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Cruise ship passengers recall days of misery

The Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas is docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. U.S. health officials have boarded the cruise liner to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300...

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Hancock, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties until 9 a.m. Thursday. Wind chills between minus 10 and minus 15 are possible during the overnight hours as temperatures fall to near zero. The weather service says...
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Lamar on Macklemore’s wins: ‘It’s well-deserved’

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is taking a philosophical approach to being shut out at the Grammy Awards. Lamar, one of Sunday night’s top nominees with seven nods, was shut out, prompting four-time winner Macklemore to send a text of apology...
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At 1 time, Seattle tried landing Peyton Manning

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Not long ago, Pete Carroll and John Schneider sat in a private plane in Denver wondering if Peyton Manning would accept a request to meet with the brain trust of the Seattle Seahawks and see if that could be a potential...