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Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin

Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges, right, of London and American Aaron (only his first name was given) hold protest signs as they conduct a sit-in in front of the office tower housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline...

Ohio Snowplows Involved In 80 Crashes This Winter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio snowplows have been involved in 80 crashes so far this winter, with other drivers causing most of them, state transportation officials say. Plow crashes are up from the past two winters, but the total so far is still less than the 2010-2011...
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Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

First lady Michelle Obama recites a “wrap” song written by students from George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., about healthy eating as she announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies during an event in the East Room at the White...
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Ex-tribal leader wears bulletproof vest to court

This Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 photo released by Alturas Police Department shows Cherie Lash Rhoades. Rhoades, suspected of killing four people at the headquarters of an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land, had been under federal investigation over at least...
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A slight loss for US stocks after a choppy day

Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works at the post of specialist Joseph Mastrolia, left, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. U.S. stocks are inching higher in early trading, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for its third...
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Bakery apologizes for bad taste Pistorius cookies

FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius appears at the magistrates court to be indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day in Pretoria,...

Goodman Theatre tackles Trayvon Martin killing

CHICAGO (AP) — The Goodman Theatre is the latest company to join a national push to stage a night of short plays about the killing of Trayvon Martin. The Goodman will present six 10-minute works by Marcus Gardley, Tala Manassah, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Dominique...
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Posey: Rule eliminates ‘malicious’ collisions

FILE – In this May 25, 2011 file photo, Florida Marlins’ Scott Cousins, top, collides with San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) on a fly ball from Emilio Bonifacio during the 12th inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Cousins was safe for the go ahead...

Former boxing world champion killed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former boxing world champion Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday. Cermeno, a WBA super bantamweight and featherweight champion in the 1990s, was found shot and killed on Tuesday in a road in the...
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Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian school

Ibrahim Gaidam, Governor of Yobe state, left, look at bodies of students inside an ambulance outside a mosque in Damaturu, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Islamic militants killed 29 students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian school some 45 miles from the...