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LITTLE ROCK—A federal judge struck down Arkansas’ voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal...
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A federal judge in Texarkana recently denied a motion to vacate imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo’s conviction involving the sexual abuse of young girls. Earlier this month, U.S. Magistrate Judg...
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Physician assistant often rides to his Richmond Road job on his horse Redpaint
In modern times, most people in the medical field, or any other field, don’t ride their horses to work.   But Ken Yazzie Redhorse Chambellan, a Navajo, does not fit the mold for most phys...

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<p class="p2">Ken Yazzie Redhorse Chambellan is a physician assistant at Healthcare Express on Richmond Road in Texarkana, Texas. Chambellan rides his horse to work regularly as a way to relax and get out of a typical routine. "I do it to break up the mundane parts of my day. No stop-and-go driving, just riding," Chambellan said.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Ken Yazzie Redhorse Chambellan ties his horse Redpaint to a transformer Sunday in the shade at HealthCare Express on Richmond Road.&nbsp;</p>
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Texarkana will not be among cities getting seven-day delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, information on the USPS Website shows. The Postal Service is offering seven-day package deliveries through Ch...
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury de...
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Ross Cowling, Parks superintendent for the city of Texarkana, Ark., places a razorback on the city’s Christmas tree Wednesday in the Front Street Plaza. The city placed 16 trees in the plaza for...
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LITTLE ROCK—A top official in Arkansas’ most populous county said Wednesday that his office is prepared to issue licenses if same-sex marriage returns to the Bible Belt. Pulaski County Cl...
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing the...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend...
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.—More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system—186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack O...
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ST. LOUIS—An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County, but the incident is not related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Lou...
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NEW YORK—Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book. Among this year’s Christmas selections:  ...

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NEW YORK—Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and tree...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part...
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LOS ANGELES—No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard with an "I''...
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving...
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Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98. Cheney died...
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This year, decor trends range from vintage to city chic
F or those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there’s something for many tastes and styles. A look a...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Hanukkah plates by William Sonoma are displayed. For those who love to decorate, there&rsquo;s no time like the holidays for adding some fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there&rsquo;s something for many decor tastes and styles, from city chic to woodsy charm.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Vintage vibes run strong again this Christmas in these Pottery Barn doormats with old style script to welcome guests.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Glitter-covered cardboard houses from Pottery Barn create a magical village using an old German Christmas ornament-making technique. Sales from the pieces support Give a Little Hope, a national organization supporting shelters.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Designer Mimi Kirschner&rsquo;s charming felt forest animal ornament picks up on the woodland trend in holiday d&eacute;cor.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Glittery stars and garlands&nbsp; by West Elm bring a touch of magic to both rustic and contemporary holiday d&eacute;cor.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">This accent holiday pillow can be found at Target.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1">HomeGoods offers a pair of reindeer dressed in soft grey and white fabric that add homespun charm and elegance to a holiday tabletop display.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Pier 1 Imports&rsquo; peacock sequin ornamental ball brings in the holiday colors with a touch of global exoticism. Blue, green and turquoise continues to find favor with many home decorators for the holidays. For those who love to decorate, there&rsquo;s no time like the holidays for adding some fun, festive touches.</p>

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Holiday tables often serve up a feast of dinner drama—here’s why
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’Tis the holiday season, so there will be family gatherings, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, with a cast of assorted characters and equally varied victuals. Which begs an answer...
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The holiday season is approaching, and with it, the holiday party. A surefire way to enjoy your next seasonal soiree—or business meeting, for that matter—is to be an active participant in...
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NEW YORK— What’s the best travel bag out there? What’s the must-have gadget for travelers? AP Travel asked seven people who travel for a living—from Lonely Planet founder Tony...

Picture: <p class="p1">The Acer non-touch C720 Chromebook. Travel guru Arthur Frommer recommends the Chromebook as ultra-cheap and ultra-light, and because this model can be found for under $200, Frommer says it &ldquo;doesn&rsquo;t present the anxiety of loss or theft that a thousand-dollar MacBook Air would.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s1">The Associated Press&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Mophie powerstation plus. Mophie has a number of universal external battery chargers that can recharge cellphones, iPods, iPads and other electronics when their batteries run out.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span><span class="s2">The Eagle Creek Packable Daypack. Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler recommends something like the packable daypack to tuck in your carry-on bag so that you have a smaller bag handy for daily use once you reach your destination.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Rimowa Salsa Deluxe luggage. Yahoo Travel Editor Paula Froelich, who chronicles her frequent trips in online videos and at ABroadAbroad.com, says it&rsquo;s her go-to bag for travel.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">The Tumi Alpha 2 Deluxe Wheeled Leather Briefcase with laptop case. Travel Chanel&rsquo;s &ldquo;Hotel Impossible&rdquo; host Anthony Melchiorri says his go-to bag is a leather Tumi rolling briefcase.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Geeks, grains and globe-trotting. Nearly every one of this year’s best food books seems to fall into one of those categories. For those of us who (somewhat obsessively) watch the food world, th...

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For many people, the rules for posting personal news on Facebook, Pinterest and other social media are clear: Put a Good Face on Everything. But that rule doesn’t always extend to holiday cards...
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The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy when families and friends gather to share each other’s company, revisit fond stories of holidays past and make new memories to last a lifetime. But...
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Not many people realize that before Black Friday comes Indecision Monday, Confusion Tuesday and Stumped Wednesday. It’s all those the days before you head out shopping where you try to decide on...

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Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-frien...
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Around the world, it’s time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as intricately detailed as a stained glass win...
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NEW YORK—Inspired by that colorful homemade gingerbread on Instagram or the hand-painted coasters on Pinterest, but worried about your skills? Don’t fret. Craft stores and websites are ta...
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The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don’t really want more stuff? Small space dwellers...
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NEW YORK—Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals? Toy sellers are increasingly catering to ti...

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<p class="p2">&nbsp;Disney&rsquo;s Frozen Castle &amp; Ice Palace Playset is displayed&nbsp; at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Disney&rsquo;s Frozen Castle &amp; Ice Palace Playset is displayed at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles&rsquo; Half Shell Heroes, from Playmates Toys, are on display at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Employees assist customers with their purchases on Nov. 28, 2013, at the Times Square Toys R&rsquo; Us in New York. Toy sellers aim to perk up sales that were flat last year. They hope to get a boost this year from toys related to &ldquo;Frozen&rdquo; and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which could sell out quickly.&nbsp;</p>

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The pressure to find the perfect gift when shopping for men this holiday season can easily become a daunting endeavor, but with online retailers, shoppers can better search for the perfect gift with t...
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On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don’t have to succ...
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Hanukkah-themed products take inspiration from Christmas
NEW YORK—Christmas has Elf on the Shelf. Now Hanukkah has Mensch on a Bench—not to mention Maccabee on the Mantel. Christmas has gingerbread houses; Manischewitz sells Chanukah House kits...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">The toy doll and accompanying storybook are about Jewish soldiers called Maccabees who fought to save Judaism in ancient times. The Maccabee on the Mantel was inspired by the popular Christmas toy Elf on the Shelf.&nbsp; </span><span class="s3">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">The &ldquo;Chanukah Box&rdquo; of chocolates decorated with a menorah by Harbor Sweets. Harbor Sweets, a small New England handcrafted chocolate company, created the box in response to demand among customers who wanted to give chocolates as a holiday gift while acknowledging friends and clients who don&rsquo;t celebrate Christmas.</span></p>
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<p class="p2">The Chanukah House kit from The Manischewitz Company is shown above. The kit, sold widely in supermarkets and drugstore chains, was inspired by the Christmas tradition of gingerbread houses. The house is made from cookie dough and comes with blue, yellow and white icing, along with decorations like a Star of David.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Neil Hoffman is Jewish, his wife is Catholic and he came up with the idea for the Mensch on a Bench when his son asked for an Elf on the Shelf toy. Hoffman made a prototype of Mensch on a Bench in 2013 and sold out in 10 days; this year he&rsquo;s producing 50,000 to be sold through major toy retailers. It&rsquo;s one of a number of Hanukkah toys and products inspired by Christmas.</p>

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With so many sweeteners on the market today, it’s hard to know what to buy. This holiday season is a great time to learn about sweeteners and get creative in kitchen. Understand the various natu...
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Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. Armstrong makes a CD that he shares with friends and family each Chr...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Music aficionados can personalize their holiday playlists by loading the songs onto fun USB drives like this one that resembles a cassette tape. The device, created by Milktape Mixtape Co., retails for $15 at milktape.com.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Heather Browne displays a selection of holiday CDs she has made over the years for friends and listeners of her blog. The resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., sees making a playlist to as a way to share interesting music and highlight her favorite songs.</span></p>

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NEW YORK—As self-purchases, coffee table books may seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they're an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe. Usually image-driven, often encyc...

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If one of your holiday tasks is shipping gifts to family and friends across the nation, knowing a few tips and tricks will ensure your packages get to them in time for the festivities. From shipping...
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As a renowned fashion stylist, Micaela Erlanger of New York, NY makes her clients look, and perhaps even more importantly, feel their best for all of life’s special occasions.  Now just in...
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They are finicky and fickle, and might be updating their wish lists as often as their Instagram accounts. Do you have any idea what to buy the teenagers on your holiday shopping list this year? &ldqu...

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<p class="p2">Moorea Seal offers a Georgie bangle. Idealistic teenagers will feel good receiving a gift from a retailer that donates to a charitable cause they are passionate about.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">Tractr Jogger Pants (Big Girls) can be found at Nordstrom. With activewear-type clothing so popular, there&rsquo;s the jogger pant for boys and girls as a holiday gift. With a relaxed fit, there&rsquo;s more leeway in getting the size exactly right, said Gregg Andrews, Nordstrom&rsquo;s fashion creative director.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">This photo provided by Nordstrom shows a Moschino &ldquo;Ice Cream&rdquo; 3D iPhone 5 case. For smartphone cases, Moschino has creative models turned out to resemble fast food french fries and a melting ice cream bar; other brands feature floral, ethnic or animal prints.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">This photo provided by Nordstrom shows Friends with Benefits Stingray Headphone Cap Set for Taylor. A good gift for teenagers is one that is new and different that allows them to show who they are, says Gregg Andrews, Nord-strom&rsquo;s fashion creative director. &ldquo;They want things that are unique that expresses their individuality, and that they&rsquo;re the first to have,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Nordstrom offers a Converse x Missoni Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker (Women). If you&rsquo;re looking for a wearable gift, consider the ultra-popular Converse sneaker, available in various colors and in styles from Missoni, the knitwear company known for zigzag patterns.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Otterbox&rsquo;s New York Yankees cellphone case is perfect for the athlete and avid sports fan. For a holiday gift for a teenager, electronics&mdash;notably the teen must-have, the smartphone&mdash;along with accessories and video game systems and games, activewear and items that let teens express themselves should bring a smile to their faces. Don&rsquo;t forget the standbys of cash and gift cards.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">This photo provided by Gifts.com shows a Polaroid Onestep Closeup Camera Kit by Impossible. This refurbished, vintage Polaroid camera that&rsquo;s more than 25 years old comes with the signs of wear and tear of a vintage item. Teens are loving the retro feel and instant gratification of getting a photo after taking a picture. <span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Kris Nations State Pride necklaces from Gifts.com allow teens to express themselves and show pride in their background. These necklaces are dainty and pretty, perfect for teen girls who want to show some personality and pride. </span><span class="s2">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;Seattle Seahawks NFL Knit hat (Big Boys) by Nordstrom could be a perfect holiday gift for the athlete and avid sports fan.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Sugarwish offers a classic box of candy. Hungry teens will be happy with the gift you can eat&mdash;food or candy that can be ordered online or put together in a basket by the giver.&nbsp;</p>
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Jazz up your holidays with the latest in lights
Clark Griswold would be proud. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Laser lights uses small spotlights to project thousands of tiny pinpoints of red, green or red and green lights onto your home or any other hard surface.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">iTwinkle G35 bulbs.&nbsp; GE offers the latest in lighting technology with its new iTwinkle holiday light sets and pre-lit Christmas trees. Each of the bulbs holds three LEDs &mdash;red, green and blue&mdash;that can be combined to create thousands of color choices.</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Homeowners looking for something unique in holiday lighting can find it in projected laser lights. Using small spotlights, the technology shown in this photo provided by Pinnacle Lighting Group projects thousands of tiny pinpoints of red, green or red and green lights onto your home or any other hard surface.&nbsp;</span></p>

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A common belief about the Crater of Diamonds State Park is the north part of the search area, around the mine shaft building, has been played out and diamonds can’t be found. Actually, they can...
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Time to shine! Two local beautification groups are joining forces to promote lighting up Texarkana for the holidays. Keep Texarkana Beautiful and City Beautiful Commission are sponsoring a home and...
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A stolen vehicle was found by Texarkana, Texas, police within 30 minutes Tuesday. Officers responded to a report at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday of a vehicle stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 280...
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If a $75,000 development grant is approved, Fouke, Ark., Community Center will be remodeled with commercial-grade appliances. Fouke City Council recently approved a resolution to ask for a $75,000 gr...
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Miller County Quorum Court agreed to help Mandeville Volunteer Fire Department to obtain a $15,000 state grant to add two bays to the fire station to house a rescue truck. The bays will be added to t...
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Associated Press Gary Kopp and other Henderson city employees put up the Main Street Christmas tree Tuesday, which will officially be lit Nov. 30 in Henderson, Texas.
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DALLAS—Seven people have been arrested while blocking some downtown Dallas roads to protest a white Missouri police officer not charged in the fatal shooting of a black man. Dallas police say n...
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HOUSTON—About 100 demonstrators chanting demonstrators marched in the streets near the University of Houston campus to protest a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who s...
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MEXICO CITY— The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository....
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EL PASO, Texas— Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adop...
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Associated Press/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew D. Brosig Red and silver star-shaped balloons hang from the ceiling at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas, on  Tuesday as hospital staff decorate...
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BASTROP, Texas—A judge has declined to approve additional DNA testing of evidence in the case of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed. Judge Doug Shaver on Tuesday delayed Reed's scheduled execut...
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HOUSTON—Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case. A Harris County grand jury on Tuesday ind...
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HOUSTON— Texans star J.J. Watt has provided a free Thanksgiving week lunch to hundreds of Houston firefighters and police officers in appreciation for their service. Pizzas delivered Tuesday to...
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HOUSTON—A wayward manatee is receiving medical care in San Antonio after about a dozen people hauled the 1,000-pound animal out of the cooling waters of the Texas coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildl...
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HOUSTON—The state’s top criminal court has refused to halt next week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer who defense attorneys contend is severely delusional. A divided Texa...
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KERRVILLE, Texas—A fired South Texas jailer has been accused of helping smuggle alcohol, tobacco, a cellphone and drugs to inmates. The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office says Carl Birdwell Jr....
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DALLAS— A North Texas man faces up to 25 years in prison in a mailed steroids case involving a package from Singapore to San Francisco to Dallas. Investigators say 40-year-old Nicholas Todd Fre...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Jake Weems blows leaves out of his yard on Wednesday morning. Weems said that he had been blowing leaves for about two hours and had nearly cleared the yard.
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CHRISTUS St. Michael Health and Fitness Center will open its doors to the public for free from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Anyone is welcome to come work out at the center. Children ages 10-15 must have...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 7:06 a.m., shots fired, 2424 County Road 4152, Simms 10:27 a.m., theft, 168 White Road, Hooks &nbs...
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NEW ORLEANS—A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey...
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OXFORD, Mich.—Professional Scrabble player Evan Berofsky, who lives in Oxford, doesn’t like to be asked about his favorite word because he doesn’t have one. “Some people like...
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ORLANDO—A 31-year-old Mount Dora, Fla., pastor pored over more than 200 pages of notes and 600 Power Point slides as a cheerleading squad chanted and a handful of onlookers equipped with water g...
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In her quest to avoid small talk and superficial socializing, Michaela Chung has resorted to a tactic that may surprise you. She has signed up for organized groups. When she was in high school, stud...
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TULSA, Okla.—When about 5.2 million people identified themselves as having American Indian or Alaskan Native ancestry on 2010 U.S. Census forms, some found the tally curiously low. The apparent...
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DURHAM, N.C.—In the middle of a quiet, suburban neighborhood live three chickens. Their owner, Danielle Michaels, is able to keep them in her backyard thanks to a relatively new city ordinance a...
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SAN ANTONIO—The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it's about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands...
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PHILADELPHIA—Seventy years ago, in June, 1944, he parachuted into a ferocious gun battle raging across the town square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. Everywhere, buildings were ablaze and bullet...
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EVELETH, Minn.—Through the history of deer hunting, it's been a general fact that most women aren't very interested in the sport. It's largely been seen as a man's game. That couldn't be furthe...
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VIENNA—The Blue Danube is grayish-brown, and no, Viennese do not wear lederhosen. But beyond the cliches surrounding the Austrian capital, there are plenty of sights and experiences to enjoy in...
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Greenwich: Something for everyone
Tucked away from the honking horns and crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan sits Greenwich Village, a downtown neighborhood that spans west of Broadway to the Hudson River. Although only a quick su...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You can BYOP, or Bring Your Own Piano, to New York City&rsquo;s Washington Square Park.</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s2">Tribune News Service</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">The Hudson River Greenway offers lovely views at sunrise and sunset in New York City.</p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, November 27th, 2014     comments
 Which country is not crossed by the Equator: Gabon, Guatemala or Indonesia?                              ...
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WASHINGTON—As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Barack Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but li...
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WASHINGTON—A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, b...
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WASHINGTON—Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrat...
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BERLIN—Chancellor Angel Merkel defended on Wednesday her government’s plans to introduce Germany’s first balanced budget in 46 years, and to set a quota for female representation on...
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ISLAMABAD — At least four polio vaccinators were killed Wednesday in an attack in Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan, police said. Unknown attackers targeted their vehicle n...
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MEXICO CITY—The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of d...
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HONG KONG—Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the f...
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YAZD, Iran—More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic—until you no...
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Associated Press In one of the world’s most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from ramp...
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BEIJING—A senior Chinese diplomat Wednesday called on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who...
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