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Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

AP Photo/Alan Diaz DETROIT (AP) — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market. Certified pre-owned vehicles are used cars that are backed by an automaker’s guarantee....
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Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO,...
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Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow...

False alarm: Braves say no emergency, just malfunction

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm. An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top...
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Serena Williams accepts a new challenge – in Silicon Valley

AP Photo/Aaron Favila SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says wants to help tech companies diversify...

'Clerks' actress Lisa Spoonauer dies in New Jersey at 44

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — An actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie “Clerks” has died. Lisa Spoonauer was 44. The George Hassler Funeral Home says Spoonauer died Sunday at her home in Jackson, New Jersey. The cause of death wasn’t released. Kevin...

College Announces Layoffs, Pay Cuts To Handle Debt

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — One of the country’s oldest historically black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive. Wilberforce University cut $750,000 from its payroll last year, but the president of the small Ohio...

No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car’s trunk for miles

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look. They found an unconscious man who had somehow remained on the trunk for about 14 miles...

Same sex couple says Southwest discriminated against them

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three children and a grandparent. Grant Morse tells USA Today (https://usat.ly/2qTGTgk ) he was in the family boarding area at the gate...

Column: Just say no when it comes to hosting Olympics

AP Photo/Felipe Dana It never figured to end well for Rio. Just hosting the Olympics took everything out of the city. Trying to recover from them may be impossible. Nine months after hosting the world’s best athletes in a flawed – and mostly joyless – Olympics,...