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  • China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    By Associated Press

    A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday. Published July 24, 2014

  • Shelby County recognized for employee health

    By Associated Press

    Shelby County's government has been named a recipient of the Healthier Tennessee Workplace Award. Published July 24, 2014

  • Texas Book Festival gives sneak peak at authors

    By Associated Press

    The Texas Book Festival has revealed some of the authors that will headline the event this fall. Published July 24, 2014

  • Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

    By Associated Press

    A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. Published July 24, 2014

  • Meg Ryan sightings in Va. as star directs film

    By Associated Press

    Meg Ryan sightings are increasing around central Virginia as the actress prepares to make her debut as a director. Published July 24, 2014

  • China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

    By LOUISE WATT - Associated Press

    For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover." Published July 24, 2014

  • 3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated

    By Associated Press

    Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said Thursday. Published July 24, 2014

  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    By IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG - Associated Press

    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. Published July 24, 2014

  • Wednesday Sports In Brief

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Poland's Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory. Published July 24, 2014

  • Street performers to make debut in Indianapolis

    By Associated Press

    A special project aims to foster the art of street performance in downtown Indianapolis. Published July 24, 2014

  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    By PAUL J. WEBER - Associated Press

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. Published July 24, 2014

  • AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage,ADVISORY, AK

    By Associated Press

    AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. Reruns are also available from the Service Desk at 877-836-9477. The news editor in Anchorage is Mark Thiessen, 907-272-7549. The West Regional Desk can be reached at 602-417-2400. Published July 24, 2014

  • More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

    By Associated Press

    Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Published July 24, 2014

  • Regenerative engineering, medicine retreat at UGA

    By Associated Press

    The University of Georgia is set to host a regenerative engineering and medicine retreat. Published July 24, 2014

  • FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Israel

    By Associated Press

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. Published July 24, 2014

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