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50 years later, the moon is still great for business

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon. Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal and a once-obscure powdered drink called Tang. They are at it again ...

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New law provides immunity for rescuing children trapped in hot cars

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News A new Alabama law provides criminal immunity to anyone who breaks into a car in order to rescue a child or disabled person from unsafe conditions, including excessive heat. As summer heats up, more awareness is being brought to the issue of children dying while locked in hot cars. Last year in August, a 2-year-old girl in Huntsville died in a hot car. In 2017, a 3-year-o ...

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Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marti Poll knows she should see a doctor. Sometimes she has a severe tightness in her chest. She also has chronic sinus and ear infections. But she can't afford the medical bills, so she simply waits and hopes the pain will subside. She thought her wait might end soon after voters approved a Medicaid expansion that would allow people like her who earn t ...

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Hawaii crash claims 9 men, 2 woman, most in their late 20s

HONOLULU (AP) — Casey Williamson's love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round. On Friday, the 29-year-old was among 11 killed when their skydiving plane crashed and burned at a coastal airfield on the island of Oahu. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in ...

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Bikers, military vets mourn 7 killed in rural highway crash

By MICHAEL CASEY and PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Motorcyclists and military veterans mourned Sunday as authorities sought help in determining why a pickup truck collided with a group of bikers on a rural highway, killing seven of them. The crash in remote northern New Hampshire involved members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses. Autho ...

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UNA costs to rise for some students

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is switching to a tuition plan that officials say will result in increased costs for some students but not others.Officials at the school in Florence say they are reducing the total number of student fees from seven to one, and fees will be included in the overall tuition cost. A statement says students taking 15 hours will see a maximum increase in expe ...

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10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and image when he died at age 50 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofo ...

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AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with app ...

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Walker County Sheriff: Plot by 2 inmates to build bombs, kill people uncovered

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JASPER — Authorities with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office have reported that two inmates who had given themselves the code names Pinky and The Brain had a plan to create bombs and use them to commit several murders. According to authorities, after the plan was discovered, inmates Bryan Wayne Williams Jr. and Terry Keith Hammond were both charged with four counts ...

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Auburn University president leaving after 2 years on the job

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University said its president, Steven Leath, is leaving after two years on the job. The university said in a statement Friday that Leath and the Board of Trustees' presidential assessment working group mutually decided to part ways. The president pro tempore of the university's board, Wayne T. Smith, said trustees are grateful to Leath "for his dedication and commitment as Auburn ...

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