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2/22/2016 3:34 PM
Atlantic City mayor bucks state takeover plan
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City's mayor has called a state plan to cede control of the fiscally distressed gambling hub a “fascist dictatorship,” a sharp reversal of his previous position on the proposed takeover.

2/22/2016 3:03 PM
Police: Boy drowned in NE Ohio hotel pool
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Police say a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned was without adult supervision at a northeast Ohio hotel pool.

2/22/2016 2:57 PM
Thwarted hijacking linked to Greek militants
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s anti-terrorism squad is investigating the attempted hijacking of a helicopter by a woman armed with a gun that police have linked to a domestic militant anarchist group.

2/22/2016 2:41 PM
Man sought in 4 Missouri fire deaths arrested
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man considered a “person of interest” in a Missouri fire that killed four people was arrested over the weekend after he was found walking naked in northwestern Arizona, authorities said Monday.

2/22/2016 2:24 PM
Verizon to buy fiber-optic business
NEW YORK — Verizon says it will pay $1.8 billion to buy the fiber-optic network business of XO Communications, in a deal that the wireless phone company said would improve service for its customers.

2/22/2016 2:02 PM
Philip Morris must pay $4.9 million
Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA was ordered to pay $4.94 million plus interest for “deceptive” marketing of Marlboro Light cigarettes in Massachusetts state court, in a class action lawsuit claiming smokers were duped into buying what they thought was a safer cigarette.

2/22/2016 1:58 PM
Novice politicians sound off in Ohio race to succeed Boehner
WEST CHESTER, Ohio — Novice politicians who dominate the crowded field of candidates to succeed John Boehner (BAY‘-nur) in his western Ohio House district are promoting lack of political experience as a plus.

2/22/2016 11:39 AM
U.S. officials: Russia agrees to Syria truce
WASHINGTON  — The United States and Russia agreed today on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday. However, major questions over enforcing and responding to violations of the truce were left unresolved, and where in Syria the fighting must stop and where counterterrorism operations can continue also must still be addressed.

2/22/2016 1:50 PM
Cuban sends soldiers to fight Zika
HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro announced Monday that he is dispatching 9,000 soldiers to help keep the Zika virus out of Cuba, calling on the entire country to fight the mosquito that carries the disease.

2/22/2016 1:45 PM
Taylor Swift donates $250k to Kesha
NEW YORK — Taylor Swift is giving some financial assistance to fellow pop star Kesha as she battles to get out of a contract with Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually assaulting her.

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