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Ancient baby DNA suggests tie to Native Americans

This undated photo provided by researcher Sarah L. Anzick shows a nearly-complete projectile point, top, a mid-stage point made of translucent quartz and an end-beveled rod of bone from a Clovis-era burial site found in 1968 in western Montana. Scientists have recovered and...

Senate looks to clear debt limit bill for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills is on the brink or clearing Congress for President Barack Obama’s signature. Senate passage of the measure is guaranteed after the chamber voted 67-31 to advance the...

Ohio Proposal Would Let Scooters Park On Sidewalks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans could park certain motor scooters and motorized cycles on sidewalks under a proposal slated to be voted on Wednesday by state representatives. Current Ohio law bans vehicles from parking on sidewalks, while allowing bicycles. The proposal would let...
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Wis. archdiocese: 125 abuse victims could get paid

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2011 file photo Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki answers questions in St. Francis, Wis., after announcing the archdiocese would file for bankruptcy. Listecki said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has proposed setting...
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Yankees star Jeter to retire after 2014 season

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball. The 39-year-old Yankees...
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American stars struggling in Olympics’ early days

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong SOCHI, Russia (AP) — What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice. For the U.S. Olympic team, it’s becoming more and more common. One after another, some of the biggest...
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Wis. archdiocese: 125 abuse victims could get paid

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2011 file photo Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki answers questions in St. Francis, Wis., after announcing the archdiocese would file for bankruptcy. Listecki said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has proposed setting...

Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty. Obama is speaking at a White House event where he’ll sign an executive order increasing the minimum hourly wage for federal...

Here’s Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It’s the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera’s “on-air” light flashes red....
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Bosnia’s failed privatizations key cause of unrest

AP Photo/Tim Ireland SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The recent violence in Bosnia, with scenes of burning government buildings and protesters pelting police with stones, has many root causes. One of them is the failed privatizations of state-owned companies. When...