Cooper to invest $140 million in Miss. plant

Mississippi officials are supporting tax breaks to modernize Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s plant in Tupelo, while state officials mull a contribution. The Lee County (Miss.) Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to cut property taxes for 10 years, which could save the...
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NC county workers go to hospital after jail spill

Buy AP Photo Reprints WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 20 employees of a North Carolina county have gone to the hospital for evaluation after a toxic dry cleaning chemical spill at the county jail. The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1kOSDob ) that Deputy...
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Cold weather heats up sales for some companies

Coleen Riley purchases a snow shovel Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Ace Hardware, in West Lafayette, Ind. Much of state was blanketed by heavy snow from a winter storm that arrived in the area on Tuesday afternoon and continued into Wednesday. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John...
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Brazil has 100 days to get ready for World Cup

Personnel work on the construction of Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The southern Brazilian city will host matches during this year’s World Cup despite serious problems in the renovation of its stadium that put it on the brink of becoming the...

Boldin will be back with 49ers next season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be back with the San Francisco 49ers next season. A person with knowledge of the deal said Monday that Boldin and the 49ers reached an agreement on a two-year, $12 million contract with $9 million guaranteed. The...
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A look at Russian, Ukrainian militaries

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and the commander of the Western Military District Anatoly Sidorov, right, walk upon arrival to watch military exercise near St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, March 3, 2014. Putin has sought and...
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Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies

Rescuers dig frantically at the scene of an avalanche in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Valley on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, looking for a boy buried in the snow. The avalanche roared into a residential neighborhood and destroyed a house, but three people were found alive amid the snow...
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New clashes in blockaded area of Damascus halt aid

FILE — In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, which released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, residents of the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp wait to leave the camp, on the southern edge of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. In one besieged...
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Witness at Pistorius trial recalls hearing screams

Oscar Pistorius stands in court shortly after arriving for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of...
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Gunmen, bombers kill 11 in Pakistan capital

A Pakistani lawyer talks on his mobile phone at the site of a suicide attack in a court complex, Monday, March 3, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the complex on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding dozens in a rare terror attack in the...