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  • Police say Colo. bomb that hurt 2 was in paper bag

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) – A bomb that seriously injured a Colorado couple was left beside their car in a paper bag with their names written on it, and the woman’s ex-husband is a person of interest in the case, police said Sunday. Allyson Stone, 44, and her current husband, 59-year-old Christopher Stone, were hospitalized with […]
  • RI art woven across river in early textile city

    Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island city that was home to the nation’s first successful textile mill is showcasing its fibers once again. A sculptor in Pawtucket has stretched thousands of feet of synthetic fabric cords across the Blackstone River in a suspended display of color that is equal parts art and […]
  • Clinton: Housing is key to fixing nation’s economy

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says the key to fixing the nation’s economy is to address the struggling housing market and foreclosures. Clinton, in a speech Saturday night at the Las Vegas Anti-Defamation League’s annual American Heritage Dinner, said “it’s as simple” as fixing the mortgage business, cleaning up banks’ books and […]
  • Demolition crews bring down Houston skyscraper

    HOUSTON (AP) – It didn’t take long _ mere seconds, in fact _ to create a new hole in the skyline of Houston’s medical district. Demolition crews used high explosives to implode the 20-story former Prudential Building that had been a landmark of the district landscape southwest of downtown Houston since 1952. The crews had […]
  • Hollywood high-rise plan has some up in arms

    Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hollywood, that mythic land where movie drama was invented, suddenly finds itself caught up in its own real-life drama, one involving high-priced real estate and people taking on City Hall. In this storyline, the issue is whether it is time for a famously spread-out, freeway-centric city’s best known tourist […]
  • Court upholds charges in ‘co-sleeping’ baby death

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Court of Appeals has refused to dismiss charges against a couple accused of killing their baby in 2006 by sleeping with him _ their second child to die in bed with them. The appeals judges sided with a lower court in a pair of opinions released Friday concerning […]
  • Deputy shot and killed in Arizona

    Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed while answering a burglary call in the north Phoenix community of Anthem early Sunday, and other deputies shot the suspect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. Deputy William Coleman, 50, and his partner found a suspect in a van with a pit bull […]
  • Consumer watchdog Cordray called smart, tough

    Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s contentious tumble onto the national stage has been anything but typical for the intelligent, mild-mannered public servant who occasionally pads about his office in sock feet. President Barack Obama named Cordray, 52, as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a recess […]
  • Moving evicted tenants is big business

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Property owners across the country bear a burden from the recession: paying a fortune in moving and storage costs to evict tenants who fail to pay their rent. But the owners’ losses are a boon for the companies that clear out homes. Their business has skyrocketed, “making money out […]
  • Oakland sees homicide total spike in rough 2011

    Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city’s 110 homicide victims in 2011. He attended one more on Friday, this time for Oakland’s last homicide […]