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Google’s New CFO Gets $70M for Defecting from Morgan Stanley

March 26th, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is being paid more than $70 million for defecting from the same job at investment bank Morgan Stanley. The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing...

‘Downton Abbey’ to End After Upcoming 6th Season

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March 26th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of this popular drama will be its last. Executive producer Gareth Neame said its creators "wanted to close the door of 'Downton...

One Direction Announces Zayn Malik has Left the Band

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March 26th, 2015
LONDON (AP) -- Chart-topping boy band One Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group. The band confirmed his departure Wednesday in a statement. Malik said: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But,...

Patriots’ Formation Leads to NFL Rule Change

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March 26th, 2015
PHOENIX, Arizona (WGGB) -- There will be one less play in New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's bag of tricks in 2015. His deceptive formation that garnered attention during their playoff victory over the Ravens last season has been...

State Lawmakers Pass 1st US Ban on Abortion Procedure

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March 25th, 2015
By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) -- Kansas legislators Wednesday approved a proposed ban on a common second-trimester procedure described by abortion opponents as dismembering a fetus, making their state the first to adopt a...

Posthumous Brittany Maynard Video Supports Aid-In-Dying Bill

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March 25th, 2015
(Courtesy: CompassionChoices/YouTube) By JUDY LIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to...

Vt. City Losing Over 600K Gallons of Water Daily from Leak

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March 25th, 2015
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The city of Rutland, Vermont, is losing more than 600,000 gallons of water a day because of a leak. The Rutland Herald reports that officials are trying to figure out the source of the leak. They say residents have...

Cardboard ‘Most Interesting Man’ Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

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March 25th, 2015
This Monday, March 23, 2015 photo by Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock shows a cardboard cutout of the "The Most Interesting Man In The World," otherwise known as actor Jonathan Goldsmith, of Dos Equis beer TV commercial fame, strapped to...

Jets File Tampering Charges Against Patriots

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March 25th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The New York Jets are stoking the fire in their rivalry with the New England Patriots, filing a tampering charge against the team. It's focused around Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments about former...

Fox Announces Brief Return of ‘The X-Files’

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March 24th, 2015
FOX NEW YORK (AP) -- Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return. Fox announced Tuesday that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson...

Franklin Co. Farm Cancels Easter Egg Hunt Over Bird Flu

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March 24th, 2015
WENDELL, Mass. (AP) -- A western Massachusetts farm has canceled its annual Easter egg hunt because of bird flu fears. Diemand Farm in Wendell says it doesn't want to risk humans passing the avian influenza virus to its chickens and turkeys...

Man Dresses as a Princess for his 4-Year-Old Niece

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March 24th, 2015
(WGGB) - A photo of a man and his niece at the movies has gone viral, all because of what they chose to wear. Jesse Nagy says his 4-year-old niece, Izzy, was embarrassed to wear her princess gown in public, so when the pair went to see Disney's...

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

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March 24th, 2015
By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) -- Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of...

Instagram Introduces New App for Photo Collages

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March 23rd, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Instagram's latest stand-alone app, released Monday, lets users combine multiple photos and post them as a single image. Called Layout, it is the second app that Facebook-owned Instagram has released. Last August, it came out...

Governor Signs Law Making Utah Only State with Firing Squad

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March 23rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Trent Nelson, Pool, File) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available. Gov. Gary Herbert...