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  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the...

  • Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Howard G. Buffett declined to reveal the amount his...

  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in New York and Rhode Island, instead of...

  • US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. The Lebanese government requested the weapons after militants from...

  • Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight. The wheat and barley...

  • Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person, a...

  • Child immunization rates up in South Dakota

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Health Department says a national survey shows that child immunization rates are up in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says more South Dakota preschoolers are getting immunized for pertussis, polio, rotavirus and other...

  • More Indiana options coming on insurance exchange

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents will have more than triple the number of health insurance plans to choose from when the federal insurance exchange enrollment period starts in November, according to a state official. Indiana Department of Insurance attorney Tina Korty told a...

  • Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income...

  • Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really...

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