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  • Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs
    Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.

  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama admnistration.

  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    CINCINNATI (AP) — National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during an Ohio conference that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians.

  • Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

    DETROIT (AP) — After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.

  • Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services
    Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

    LYNN, Mass. (AP) — The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.

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    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.

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