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    Overtime pay for prison nurses costs millions of tax dollars

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of hours of overtime worked by Ohio prison nurses in recent years have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.The Plain Dealer reports overtime for registered nurses in the prison system has increased by nearly 60 percent...

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  • News

    2 sisters accused of stabbing each other in 'mutual combat'

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two sisters accused of stabbing each other during a fight in front of five small children are in jail in Wisconsin pending criminal charges.The Madison Police Department says officers were dispatched to a residence just after...

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    Former Syracuse mayor is running for NY governor

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor.Stephanie Miner, who's the ex-mayor of Syracuse, made her announcement in an interview with The New York Times .Polls show...

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    Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him.Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested...

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    Police seek suspect after Maryland man shot while driving

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say they are looking for a suspect after a man was shot while driving.A state police news release says 29-year-old Raymond Robinson and a female passenger were traveling on a road in Great Mills on...

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  • Business

    Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

    PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in southwest Indiana, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.The Gibson County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the train...

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    $20,000 engagement ring found by officer with metal detector

    FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island police say an officer used his personal metal detector to find a woman's $20,000 engagement ring she lost on the beach on Fire Island.The Suffolk County Police Department says the woman reached out Saturday,...

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  • Business

    New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort.The new group will be known as the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Officials say the group will be funded with an $18.5...

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  • Entertainment

    Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that...

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  • Business

    Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable...

    By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer|

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