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  • SC recalls Hurricane Hugo 25 years ago, new threat

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This weekend's 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo offers South Carolina residents the chance to remember the devastation wrought by their worst storm in the past century - and to be ready in case another such tempest comes. Hugo made landfall north of Charleston...

  • Stamford resident contracts west Nile virus

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Stamford resident contracted West Nile virus and has been treated and released from the hospital. The unidentified resident is the second person in Connecticut this season to test positive for the...

  • Poll: Gardner ahead in Colorado Senate race

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    DENVER (AP) — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is leading Democratic Sen Mark Udall in Colorado, according to a new independent poll released Thursday. The 48-40 Gardner lead among likely voters in The Quinnipiac University Poll contrasts with two other independent polls released earlier...

  • News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

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    BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition. Robert Thomson, CEO of New York-based News Corp., says in a letter to the EU's antitrust...

  • Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter....

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists this week. The bodies of the man and woman were found bludgeoned...

  • Vietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect

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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court sentenced four policemen on Thursday to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in an unusually harsh punishment for police brutality. The online newspaper VnExpress said the Hanoi People's Court convicted Hoang Ngoc Tuyen, the...

  • A&M to dedicate key element of vaccine center

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    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what's described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility. The center being dedicated Thursday is a key part of a $91 million vaccine manufacturing plant at Texas...

  • British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria. Alan Henning's life was threatened in a video released Saturday that showed him in the hands of the extremists who beheaded...

  • Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path

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    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. In his first news conference since the July 22, 2011, attacks that killed 77 people, Jens Breivik said Thursday he had requested to...

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