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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dave Brat, the insurgent GOP candidate who took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, launched his general election campaign Tuesday with the beginnings of a campaign message of economic prosperity for Virginians. He's hired a spokesman experienced in...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was crushed to death when a floor piled with clutter collapsed into her basement, state medical officials said Tuesday. The state chief medical examiner's office said 66-year-old Beverly...
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping a disorderly conduct case against Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, stemming from a fight at the couple's home. The 72-year-old Simon and 48-year-old Brickell had been scheduled to be in court Tuesday, but they did not appear...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Your money or your life? Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend the drug as a first-line treatment, and patients are clamoring for...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Diminishing winds have helped California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada. Fire spokeswoman Cheryl Chipman said Tuesday there was no overnight growth of the blaze near Lake Isabella, northeast of...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Residents were told they could return to some 1,000 mountain homes on the southern end of California's Sierra Nevada range as firefighters stunted the growth of a wildfire, one of several wildland blazes making problems for western states. All...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at The...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America could become the world's most valuable stamp — again. It has broken the auction record for a single stamp three times in its long history. Sotheby's predicts the 1856 British Guiana One-...
DUKEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas' antebellum home comes with an ominous warning. "It's made with bottled water," says Thomas, a spry 71-year-old. "But the ice comes from our well." For more than 80 years, the Thomas family has...