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    That new store card could torpedo your credit score

    Getting a deal during the holidays is a great American tradition. So when a sales clerk cheerfully asks, “Would you like to save 20 percent on your purchases today by opening a card with us?” it fits right in. But the reality sounds a lot less cheery: “Would you be interested in a low-limit card […]
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    AP PHOTOS: Drugs rule Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles is home to thousands of chronically homeless people. No one shares the same story on how they ended up in this center of abject poverty, where drugs rule the streets 24/7. “It’s miserable quitting, or trying — trying anything,” 33-year-old Andrew Hudson said […]
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    ‘I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas’ wish granted, again

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city’s zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first. The singer was on hand as the 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus Francesca made her first Oklahoma public appearance since moving from […]
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    EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additive

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive that is considered key in industrial meats for the popular doner kebab. Needing an absolute majority of at least 376 votes for a ban on phosphates, the legislature fell 3 votes short. The vote was 373-272 with 30 abstentions. The […]
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    Family’s ‘A Christmas Story’ house may become Lego set

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from “A Christmas Story” to become an official Lego set. WSTM-TV in Syracuse reports Jason Middaugh’s small family project to recreate the house from the classic holiday film turned into a six-month undertaking. Middaugh says he […]
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    Comedian Artie Lange arrested for skipping court

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping a court appearance. NJ.com reports Lange was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Hoboken. Authorities say Lange failed to appear in Superior Court in Essex County for charges stemming from a drug arrest earlier this year. Police said they found Lange with […]
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    UK theater axes play with abuse theme amid misconduct crisis

    LONDON (AP) — With allegations of sexual misconduct shaking Britain’s entertainment industry, London’s Royal Court Theatre has canceled a production that features “themes of grooming and abuses of power on young women.” “Rita, Sue and Bob Too” had been due to open at the Royal Court next month. It is a co-production with Out of […]
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    Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

    Every December, carmakers and dealerships scramble to hit end-of-year goals and sell off vehicles from the outgoing model year. But this December might be one for the record books. Inventory is at unusually high levels, and the push to clear it will be far more aggressive than in years past. Rebates will be generous — […]
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    Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to get help. It takes police and other […]
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    Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to get help. It takes police and other […]