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Rhode Island mayor signed plastic bag ban into law
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Rhode Island mayor signed plastic bag ban into law

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) - The mayor of Providence has signed into law a city-wide ban on plastic checkout bags. Mayor Jorge Elorza signed the Retail...

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As car-sharing picks up in US, so do legislative battles
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As car-sharing picks up in US, so do legislative battles

PHOENIX (AP) - When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try...

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Gary seeks developers to build attraction at beachside site
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Gary seeks developers to build attraction at beachside site

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Gary city officials are hoping to attract a developer to turn a plot of land along Lake Michigan into a lakefront destination....

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South, West gain population; big cities lose residents
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South, West gain population; big cities lose residents

America's 10 fastest growing regions are all in Southern and Western cities and states, where nonmanufacturing jobs and affordable housing abound....

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Charles City development company files bankruptcy
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Charles City development company files bankruptcy

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - The development company behind an $8.6 million Charles City project has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11...

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Houston-based retailer plans Louisiana distribution center
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Houston-based retailer plans Louisiana distribution center

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A Houston-based furniture, appliance and electronics retailer plans a new $5.7 million distribution center in Louisiana. Gov...

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Gary entrepreneurs call out city leaders over retail desert
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Gary entrepreneurs call out city leaders over retail desert

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Gary administrators are hampering the efforts of entrepreneurs to open new stores in the northwest Indiana city that's been long...

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Tax credit isn’t boosting lower-cost housing as some hoped
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Tax credit isn’t boosting lower-cost housing as some hoped

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Some Omaha developers are blaming a narrow interpretation of a new state tax credit for producing fewer affordable housing...

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Land use law overhaul won’t be voted on this year
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Land use law overhaul won’t be voted on this year

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A bill aimed at overhauling Vermont's land use law known as Act 250 will not be voted on this year. Vermont Public Radio...

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Paul examines land ownership issue in national forest
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Paul examines land ownership issue in national forest

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) - U. S. Sen. Rand Paul hasn't given up on his idea of getting the government to sell some land in the Daniel Boone National...

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Baha’i community concerned over fate of its members in Yemen
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Baha’i community concerned over fate of its members in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) - A Baha'i advocacy group has expressed concerns over the fate of minority Baha'is at the hands of Yemen's Houthi rebels ahead of the...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
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A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, though they remain historically low as a spur to home sales in the...

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Back in business: General store in Hill reopens
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Back in business: General store in Hill reopens

HILL, N. H. (AP) - The Hill Village Store was more than just a store for Russ Rivard. It was a gathering place in the town of about 1,000 where...

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Maine considers banning sale of cats, dogs at pet shops
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Maine considers banning sale of cats, dogs at pet shops

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine could prohibit pet shops from selling dogs and cats under a Democrat's bill. The Legislature's agriculture,...

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Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million
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Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

BOSTON (AP) - The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended...

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UN says war has set back Yemen’s development by 20 years
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UN says war has set back Yemen’s development by 20 years

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A U. N.-commissioned report says the war in Yemen has set back its development by more than 20 years. The study commissioned by...

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Residents of small Vermont town seek to revive general store
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Residents of small Vermont town seek to revive general store

ALBANY, Vt. (AP) - Residents of a small Vermont town are working to revive the community's general store years after a devastating fire. Vermont...

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Mississippi city approves free beer samples for shoppers
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Mississippi city approves free beer samples for shoppers

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Free beer tomorrow, the old joke goes, but it's coming true in one Mississippi city. The Oxford Eagle reports city aldermen...

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Talks resume Sunday between Stop & Shop, striking workers
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Talks resume Sunday between Stop & Shop, striking workers

BOSTON (AP) - Striking Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials are resuming negotiations. Representatives for both sides tell The...

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Cuomo: Netflix expanding in NYC, adding jobs, sound stages
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Cuomo: Netflix expanding in NYC, adding jobs, sound stages

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials say Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and...

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Commissioners delay Red Rock Canyon housing development
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Commissioners delay Red Rock Canyon housing development

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Plans for a 3,000-home development overlooking Red Rock Canyon west of Las Vegas have stalled pending federal approval for a...

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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March
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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, as spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing...

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Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture
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Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

HONOLULU (AP) - Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to...

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Tucson complex settles pregnancy discrimination case
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Tucson complex settles pregnancy discrimination case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The state has settled a case against a Tucson apartment complex that discriminated against pregnant tenants. The Arizona...

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Colorado city votes to rename ‘Swastika Acres’ neighborhood
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Colorado city votes to rename ‘Swastika Acres’ neighborhood

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado city has voted to drop the name "Swastika Acres" from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills...

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Timber company, county decry Idaho land buying splurge
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Timber company, county decry Idaho land buying splurge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A timber company and northern Idaho county say Idaho's plan to buy timberland unfairly competes with private businesses and...

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Chicago post office open late for last-minute tax filers
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Chicago post office open late for last-minute tax filers

CHICAGO (AP) - There's still a way to get your federal tax returns in on time in Chicago if you don't quite make it to your local post office...

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Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites
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Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) - Lawmakers ventured thousands of miles from Washington to collect testimony Monday as advocates urge members of Congress to...

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Vermont community finishes renovation to town building
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Vermont community finishes renovation to town building

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Officials in the southern Vermont community of Shaftsbury say long-needed renovation to the town office building have been...

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New Hampshire adds office hours for REAL ID transactions
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New Hampshire adds office hours for REAL ID transactions

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) - New Hampshire residents who want to get a new driver's license that complies with federal law now have more options. Several...

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