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Online obituary messages touch nerves, go viral

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Take a friend fishing. Don’t vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.

Two gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

GARLAND, Texas — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

The most-used medicines in Medicare’s prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday.

Why the IRS won’t tell fraud victims what identity thieves stole

Tim Loo learned early this year that his name and Social Security number had made their way onto a fraudulent tax return, and immediately wondered whether the identity thief might also have his bank-account details or his kids’ Social Security numbers.

Why the IRS won’t tell fraud victims what identity thieves stole

NEW YORK — Tim Loo learned early this year that his name and Social Security number had made their way onto a fraudulent tax return, and immediately wondered whether the identity thief might also have his bank-account details or his kids’ Social Security numbers.

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law."

Sanders takes on 'billionaire class' in launching 2016 bid against Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who supports socialist policies, lifted off his long-shot bid Thursday for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination by declaring war on the "billionaire class" that he contends runs the political system.

Three charged with beating, stabbing yearling moose

Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska’s largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men punching the animal and walking away.

Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutor

Baltimore police have completed their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned over their findings to prosecutors — one day earlier than the department's self-imposed deadline, the commissioner said Thursday morning.

Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

US economy shudders in first quarter of 2015

The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

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Small businesses, retailers still adapting after recession

Nearly two-thirds of owners in a Bank of America survey said their companies are still recovering from the downturn that officially ended nearly six years ago. Only 21 percent of the owners surveyed last month said their businesses have fully recovered.

Bud Light: Sorry for saying it removes 'no' from vocabulary

Anheuser-Busch is apologizing for a slogan that appeared on bottles saying Bud Light removes the word 'no' from drinkers' vocabulary.

'We are hungry:' Aid reaches epicenter, Nepal toll tops 5000

Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought on an in-and-out run Wednesday to this smashed mountain village near the epicenter of last weekend's mammoth earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.

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