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Arizona governor gets bill opposed by gays

Jo Beaudry holds up a sign as she joins nearly 250 gay rights supporters protesting SB1062 at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Phoenix. The protesters gathered demanding Gov. Jan Brewer veto legislation that would allow business owners to refuse to serve gays by...
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Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Stymied by a divided Congress, the president appealed for help from the nation’s governors Monday as he seeks to...

Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age

WASHINGTON (AP) — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35. Women who inherit either of two faulty...

Neil Young working on second memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young is not done with writing memoirs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has a deal with Blue Rider Press for a book focusing on his passion for cars, while also featuring stories about his life in music. Blue Rider, an imprint of Penguin Random House,...

Osborn Avenue bridge to be replaced

The Osborne Avenue Bridge, used by nearly 5,500 vehicles per day in Findlay, will be replaced in 2017, according to the Hancock County Engineer’s Office. Steve Willson, project manager with the engineer’s office, said it will take about six months to replace the bridge. Traffic...
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Jamaica school serves as cradle for island’s music

In this Feb. 17, 2014 photo, 11-year-old Tyrone Muirhead, right, is plays the trumpet with the band at the Alpha Boys’ School, a residential vocational school in Kingston, Jamaica. The school has been a cornerstone of Jamaica’s prolific musical culture for over a...

Tamron Hall joining ‘Today’ 3rd hour as a co-host

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says Tamron Hall is joining the third hour of the “Today” show as a co-host. Hall will supplement a team already comprising Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. A regular “Today” show fill-in host, Hall has recently...
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Several new phones coming, but all eyes on Samsung

Visitors walk outside the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Visitors walk outside the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in...

Supreme Court seems divided in climate case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices took on a small and complicated piece of the politically...

Obama to act on Keystone in ‘a couple of months’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors are quoting President Barack Obama as saying he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the next couple of months. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican who supports the pipeline, said Obama was asked about Keystone...