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Personal stories sought for exhibit showing historical impact of Reno's lenient divorce laws

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:39pm
For nearly six decades, Reno was known as the divorce capital of the world because of liberal divorce laws that drew hundreds of thousands of estranged spouses from across the country, including Arthur Miller, Jack Dempsey, Clare Boothe Luce and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.
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US gas prices fall 2 cents a gallon in last 2 weeks, extending summer decline

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:04pm
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.46, bringing the decline to 25 cents over the last 11 weeks.
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General Motors to offer new Cadillac in 2 years that can almost drive itself on freeway

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:17pm
General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.
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Obama To Give Speech On Plan To Defeat Islamic Militants

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 2:08pm
President Obama on Sunday said he'll soon tell the American people how he plans to defeat Islamic militants who have seized control of large chunks of Iraq and Syria.
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Neighborhoods, cities contending with abandoned properties, 'zombie homes' from housing crisis

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 1:29pm
They are called "zombie homes" and neighborhoods have good reason to fear them.
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Business lawyer attacks environmental group over New England natural gas expansion plan

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:49am
A new fight has emerged over efforts to shift New England from oil and coal to lower cost natural gas.
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Dubai property firm linked to ruler plans to open 1st stage of theme park complex by 2016

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:21am
A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler outlined plans Sunday for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park.
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Chuck Todd debuts with Obama interview as NBC tries to steady 'Meet the Press' ship

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:54am
Chuck Todd is making his debut as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," with NBC hoping to erase a slide that has taken the long-running Sunday morning political affairs program from first to third in the ratings.
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Vermont bridge program uses new technology to speed repair and save money

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:20am
Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement.
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After Toledo water scare, states everywhere seek more guidance from EPA on testing

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:45am
Algae outbreaks like the one that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city a month ago aren't a concern just along Lake Erie.
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Market Basket looks to loyal customers, new shoppers to recover from summer of turmoil

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:30am
Market Basket is looking to new customers as well as old as it begins its recovery from a six-week employee walkout and customer boycott.
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Atop to-do list for Congress after summer break: acting to avoid another government shutdown

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:56am
Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.
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French lavender farmers furious over EU regulation they see as poisonous for their product

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 2:27am
The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.
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Developer killed in mystery plane crash steered Rochester, New York, from industrial doldrums

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 1:34am
Friends say a developer presumed dead with his wife in a mysterious plane crash near Jamaica had an "incalculable" impact on revitalizing his western New York hometown.
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California regulator wants changes to settlement over closed Southern California nuke plant

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:03pm
The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant says that a settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers.
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Nishkori Upsets Top-seeded Djokovic In U.S. Open Semifinal

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 3:52pm
Japanese tennis player Kei Nishkori upset top-seeded Novak Djokovic Saturday in the men's singles semifinals at the U.S. Open.
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Crews search off Jamaica for private plane carrying prominent upstate New York couple

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Search-and-rescue crews searching off Jamaica's northeast coast on Saturday were stymied in efforts to solve the mystery of a small private plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple taken on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the pilot was apparently incapacitated.
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Grants to help with recycling, hazardous waste disposal in New Hampshire

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:56pm
Two New Hampshire organizations have been awarded grants totaling $300,500 to help 78 communities plan, implement and improve their community waste management practices.
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Fish survey in Maine and New Hampshire gets second-lowest total since 2000

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:46pm
An annual survey of Maine and New Hampshire fish stocks yielded fewer fish than any year since 2006.
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Brazil lawmakers named in suspected kickback scheme at Petrobras

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:47pm
Brazil's leading newsweekly says an imprisoned former director of the country's state-controlled Petrobras oil company has named more than 30 lawmakers allegedly involved in a suspected money laundering and kickback scheme involving company contracts.
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