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    Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday moved closer to approving the use of nitrogen gas in executions, a method that has never been used to carry out a death sentence.The Alabama Senate voted 29-0 for the bill that permits execution by...

    By Kim Chandler, Associated Press|

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    Judge: Ads can run in Uber, Lyft vehicles in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City.U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the...

    By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press|

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    Law enforcement raids Hawaii hotel site to remove protesters

    HONOLULU (AP) — State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley's...

    By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press|

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    How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    Stocks closed mostly lower Thursday after much of a midday rally faded away by the closing bell.Industrial stocks contributed the most to the market's gains. Energy companies also rose. Investors were relieved to see bond yields pull back from...

    By The Associated Press|

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    California officials charged with misspending public funds

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general has charged five current and former public officials with misspending money and mishandling hazardous waste at a rural water agency.The felony charges filed Wednesday by Attorney General Xavier...

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    Farm beloved for goat yoga offers reward over slain animal

    WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A popular Maine farm that invites the public to come cuddle or do yoga with its goats says one of the animals was found shot to death.Smiling Hill Farm says it has notified police about the death of Ava, a pregnant...

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  • Entertainment

    Man who admitted to concert scam wants to take plea back

    HONOLULU (AP) — A North Carolina man who admitted to defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert now wants to take back his guilty plea.Marc Hubbard is scheduled to be...

    By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press|

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    Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street after much of a midday rally faded away by the closing bell.Industrial stocks contributed the most to the...

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    Mississippi gives tax break to hotel tied to Trump company

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization.Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent confirmed Thursday that the agency's board...

    By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press|

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    Woman who scammed Victoria's Secret online gets probation

    NEW DERRY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who stole about $30,000 from Victoria's Secret through an online scam has been spared a prison term.Charlene Moff instead was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation. The 59-year-old New Derry woman...

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