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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Friday, July 28, the 209th day of 2017. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army B-25 bomber flying in heavy fog crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing all three people in the […]
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    Feds expand probe into Ford Explorer exhaust fume leaks

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has expanded an investigation into complaints of exhaust fumes inside Ford Explorer SUVs, adding two model years and nearly 400,000 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday night that the probe now covers more than 1.3 million Explorers from the 2011 through 2017 model […]
  • FILE- In this June 11, 2015, file photo, from left, an iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are displayed at an Apple store in New York. The company discontinued sales of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Lifestyle

    Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. The iPod product line still […]
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    The Latest: Attorney says Oklahoma couple denies trafficking

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging an Oklahoma couple engaged in a human trafficking scheme (all times local): 6 p.m. The attorney for an Oklahoma couple denies allegations in a federal lawsuit that claims the two engaged in a human trafficking scheme. Kevin Donelson said Thursday that Walter and Carolyn Schumacher […]
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    Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. U2; $7,276,551; $118.55. 2. Guns N’ Roses; […]
  • Mass. Sen. Joan Lovely, D-Salem, left, shakes hands with Alejandra Duarte after the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was signed into law at the Statehouse, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Boston. Duarte testified before the legislature during April that she was forced to work longer hours with an increased workload after disclosing to her former employer that she was pregnant and wanted a lighter workload, while working at a Worcester laundry. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Lifestyle

    Protection for pregnant workers bill signed in Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — A new Massachusetts law signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker assures that women won’t be forced to choose between a healthy pregnancy and keeping their jobs, according to advocates for working women. The measure approved by the Legislature requires employers to offer “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant workers and makes it illegal […]
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    Shark bite sends woman snorkeling in Bahamas to hospital

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas say a tourist has been bitten by a shark in the second such attack in less than two months. The unidentified woman was hospitalized after being bitten on her ankle and foot while snorkeling on Thursday. The woman’s condition was not immediately clear, and Assistant Police Commissioner […]
  • Connie Yates, mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Lifestyle

    UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within a short time. As the medical and legal story that has sparked compassion and controversy around the world entered its final stage, the baby’s dismayed mother […]
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    Terminally ill Maryland woman now home from Alaska hospital

    BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a terminally ill woman has arrived home in Maryland from Alaska, where she was stuck in a hospital after suffering a respiratory crisis on a cruise ship. WRC-TV reports that 71-year-old Nancy Greathouse of Beltsville arrived shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood […]
  • FILE - In this July 29, 2011, file photo, hot air balloons, including a balloon decorated as a giant U.S. flag, begin to rise and take shape as the balloons are inflated at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington Township, N.J. The annual festival is taking place starting Friday, July 28, 2017,  in the shadow of President Donald Trump's Bedminster golf course.  Organizers began to plan for the possibility of flight restrictions and other security concerns late last year. 
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    Balloon festival prepares to fly near Trump golf course

    For 35 years, organizers of New Jersey’s biggest hot-air balloon festival have made preparations by lining up musical acts and getting ready to fill the skies over rolling hills and horse farms. This year, they had to deal with the Secret Service. The annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning starts Friday near President Donald Trump’s […]