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USDA approves new biotech apple for growth in U.S.

Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a new biotech version — approved Friday for growth in the U.S. — also keeps the spoiling away, as well. Latest News – UPI.com

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Dog sniffs way to find Cedar Rapids hospital where owner was

Nation News February 13, 2015 3:25 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Summer, a pit bull-terrier mix who ran away from her foster home was lost for almost four months. She is now back with her foster owner Corinne Hashenberger at her home in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Photo Credit: AP advertisement | advertise on newsday A family says ...

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Gary Busey strikes pedestrian with his car

Danielle HaynesMALIBU, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) — Gary Busey struck and injured a pedestrian with his vehicle Friday while backing out of a parking lot in California. Latest News – UPI.com

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Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber announces his resignation amid scandal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned Friday, giving in to mounting pressure to abandon his office amid suspicions that his fiancee used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. In a lengthy statement, the state’s longest-serving chief executive insisted he broke no laws. He said the resignation would be effective Wednesday. Most Popular Cops: Man who ...

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Competence at center of ‘American Sniper’ murder trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – While defense attorneys mount an insanity defense for the former Marine on trial in the shooting deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, prosecutors have described Eddie Ray Routh as a troubled drug user who knew right from wrong. Criminal law experts say the case hinges on whether the defense can prove ...

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School resumes after wind takes out cafeteria roof

Ben HooperKAILUA, Hawaii, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Education officials in Hawaii said students returned to an Oahu school Wednesday after strong winds ripped the roof off of the cafeteria. Latest News – UPI.com

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Chris Kyle “American Sniper” murder trial to begin

Amy R. ConnollyAUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Two years after Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and a friend were shot and killed, the murder trial is starting. Eddie Routh pleaded guilty by reason of insanity. Latest News – UPI.com

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U.S. troops in Ebola fight will return home

Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — The majority of U.S. troops in West Africa, assisting in containing the Ebola epidemic, will be home by Apr. 30, the White House announced. Latest News – UPI.com

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Amber fossil suggests dinosaurs may have eaten ancient LSD

Brooks HaysCORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 11 (UPI) — Researchers have discovered the world’s oldest piece of grass, perfectly preserved inside an piece of amber unearthed in Myanmar. Latest News – UPI.com

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Apple sets U.S. record with market value above $700 billion

Business February 11, 2015 7:25 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Apple has set a record on Wall Street: It’s the first U.S. company to be worth more than $ 700 billion based on the value of its stock at the close of trading Tuesday. Photo Credit: Getty Images advertisement | advertise on newsday advertisement | advertise on newsday Apple has set ...

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