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  • California permits outdoor dining with dogs

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday said he signed a bill permitting pet dogs at restaurants with outdoor spaces. It doesn't force restaurants ...

  • McDonald's names new US president again

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's has named a new president for its flagship U.S. division, marking the second change in less than two years. The world's biggest hamburger chain says former McDonald's executive Mike Andres will replace Jeff Stratton, who ...

  • Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the ...

  • Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult.

  • Hamilton beats Rosberg in 2nd Belgian GP practice

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    (AP) SPA, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed. Conditions were cool ...

  • Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school

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    (AP) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana Catholic school teacher who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district. The Montana Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1l0DJzJ ) Shaela Evenson filed the lawsuit Thursday alleging the firing violated federal ...

  • Inmate in and out of prison since 1976 dies

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 63-year-old inmate who was serving time for a sexual assault conviction has died at a Carson City prison. Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Benny Manning died of a chronic medical condition ...

  • No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

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    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. "Keep cheering," Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. "We hear you. It's working. Make it louder." Joshua Houston ...

  • Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. Investors are also looking ahead to a meeting of central bankers ...

  • Bayern favored in $1.25M Travers at Saratoga

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    (AP) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The 145th running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course is set for Saturday, with the speedy Bayern a 2-to-1 favorite. Bayern is trained by Bob Baffert and was impressive in winning ...

  • Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

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    (AP) Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year for guiding the Mercury to a league-record 29 wins this season, and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year. The WNBA announced they'll receive their awards ...

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

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    (AP) MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday the latest round of layoffs will ...

  • Mud, slides shut roads, trap drivers in Washington

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    (AP) TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Mud, slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers ...

  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

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    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies. Thai police raided a Bangkok condominium this month and found nine babies ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 9:13 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Veteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68 India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements 'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies Accuser ...

  • Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

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    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young ...

  • India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

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    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday. India's film certification board said the ...

  • Friday's Sports Scoreboard

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    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Baltimore vs Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. American League Chicago White Sox vs N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Houston vs Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle vs Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City vs Texas, ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9:04 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Russia sends aid trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's OK; Ukraine calls move a 'direct invasion' Gaza militants kill 18 alleged informers for Israel, 7 of them in public 10 Things to Know for Today Extremists' use of Syria as a ...

  • AP Top News At 9:04 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion' Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel 10 Things to Know for Today Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout Dempsey hits Islamic militant ...

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