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US trade group: Spending on pets at all-time high

FILE – In This Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, store co-owner, Janene Zakrajsek feeds a dog a gourmet meal at the Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center store in Beverly Hills, Calif. An industry spokesman said Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion on their pets in...
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Nixon to get a second bite of ‘The Real Thing’

FILE – This July 31, 2013 file photo shows actress Cynthia Nixon at the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles. Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday, March 13, 2014, that Nixon, who starred in the Tom Stoppard play “The Real Thing” when it first came to Broadway...
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No. 10 Kansas beats Oklahoma State, 77-70 in OT

Kansas forward Tarik Black, back, rebounds over guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference men’s tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP...
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Wildcats rout Utes 71-39 in Pac-12 quarterfinals

Utah’s Dallin Bachynski, left, and Arizona’s Kaleb Tarczewski scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)...
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Panel urges end to US ban on transgender troops

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed...

Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says a Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying. The official said the Boeing 777-200 wasn’t transmitting data to the...

Man sentenced in lemur theft

A Leipsic man was ordered to serve time in jail for stealing a lemur from the Putnam County Fair. Derek W. Mangas, 21, was sentenced today to 20 days in jail and a $500 fine for entering the exotic animal petting zoo and stealing a 6-month-old pet at about 3 a.m. June 29. Mangas...
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After 6 days, Malaysian jet mystery still unsolved

An Indonesian Air Force officer draws a flight pattern flown earlier in a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, during a post-mission briefing at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, March 13, 2014. The hunt for the missing...
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Explosion a reminder of NYC’s aging infrastructure

A Metro-North commuter train goes by the site where a gas leak-triggered explosion occurred the day before, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the...
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Investigators try to pinpoint deadly NYC gas leak

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment...