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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel talks sexts and growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father’s house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel’s fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and […]

11/01/2013

In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo persons dressed as "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete" attend a parade after St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, arrived by boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/ Margriet Faber, File)

Dutch reject criticism of “Black Pete” tradition

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Facebook page seeking to preserve the clowns in blackface makeup known as “Black Petes” that are part of the Netherlands’ “Sinterklaas” children’s festival has become the fastest-growing Dutch language page ever, […]

10/23/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]

10/18/2013

Kim Arney, of Evansville, Ind., right, poses with Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, center, outside the Downtown YMCA after awarding him his medal for finishing Saturday's Evansville Half Marathon. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

Dog that crashed half marathon dies a week later

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing an Indiana half marathon has died just a week after receiving a medal for completing the race. The 100-pound chocolate Labrador retriever […]

10/18/2013

The Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial is illuminated Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Boston. The two passenger jets that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 flew out of Logan International Airport. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston airport apologizes for fire drill on 9/11

BOSTON (AP) — Officials at Boston’s Logan Airport are apologizing for holding a fire drill, complete with smoke and flames, on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The two hijacked jets that were […]

09/11/2013

AP chart shows how much money parents are leaving under childrens’ pillows per lost tooth over four years.

Tooth Fairy inflation: Price of a tooth nears $4

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, […]

08/30/2013

Jody Payne playing guitar with Willie Nelson's band at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin, Texas on March 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Jody Payne, Willie Nelson guitarist, dies at 77

STAPLETON, Ala. (AP) — Jody Payne, a guitarist who toured with Willie Nelson for more than three decades, has died. He was 77. Baldwin County Coroner Stan Zinson says Payne died at 5:12 a.m. Saturday […]

08/10/2013

Death Valley sand dunes

Stop frying eggs, Death Valley officials say

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — It gets so hot in Death Valley that you can fry an egg with sun power. That’s what one Death Valley National Park employee did last week, when […]

07/11/2013

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Children’s Hospital: 2 remain critical after bombs

BOSTON (AP) — An 11-year-old California boy and a 9-year-old girl remain in critical condition at Boston Children’s Hospital, two days after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 170.

04/17/2013

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As Facebook matures, is it losing its edge?

NEW YORK (AP) — To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook friends.

04/02/2013

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