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Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it's reignited a longstanding debate over whether the punctuation is necessary. 2017-03-17T12:24:00-04:00 2017-03-17T16:24:49-04:00

Court decision in dairy drivers lawsuit hung on comma

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 20:04
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It all came down to a missing comma. In the end, a court allowed drivers for a Maine dairy to go forward with their dispute over overtime pay. 2017-03-17T09:25:00-04:00 2017-03-17T13:25:24-04:00

Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:10
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas. 2017-03-16T11:51:00-04:00 2017-03-16T15:51:26-04:00

Watch out! Video shows train's snow wave engulfing platform

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:10
RHINECLIFF, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak customers in New York now know what to do when a train is approaching a station on snow-covered tracks: stand back. 2017-03-16T09:45:00-04:00 2017-03-16T13:45:58-04:00

Police search for unhappy customer who threw food at workers

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:44
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia are searching for an unhappy customer who threw her takeout order at restaurant workers. 2017-03-16T06:28:00-04:00 2017-03-16T10:28:08-04:00

Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:22
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In butter-loving Wisconsin, a ban on Irish butter has sparked a fight. 2017-03-17T09:04:00-04:00 2017-03-17T13:04:11-04:00

St. Patrick's toast held after fuss over lawmakers' drinking

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:22
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers raised a glass to St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day on Thursday, a week after a legislator complained about heavy drinking at the State House. 2017-03-16T15:21:00-04:00 2017-03-16T19:21:05-04:00

Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:58
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In butter-loving Wisconsin, a ban on Irish butter has sparked a fight. 2017-03-17T08:53:00-04:00 2017-03-17T12:53:41-04:00

Troopers charge 2 women in fight over shoveled parking spot

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:27
ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) — State troopers have charged two Pennsylvania women with disorderly conduct for a hair-pulling fight that erupted over a newly shoveled parking spot on a snowy street. 2017-03-16T07:48:00-04:00 2017-03-16T11:48:35-04:00

German dog-walker has close call with coconut cannon

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:15
BERLIN (AP) — A dog walker in the German capital can be thankful he turned out to be a fruitless target after his close call with a coconut cannon. 2017-03-15T15:02:00-04:00 2017-03-15T19:02:57-04:00

Dallas woman goes out on limb to prevent tree-trimming

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:39
DALLAS (AP) — A 67-year-old Dallas woman climbed a pecan tree on her property to protest a utility company's plan to trim the branches. 2017-03-14T19:26:00-04:00 2017-03-14T23:26:01-04:00

Dallas woman goes out on limb to prevent tree-trimming

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 05:48
DALLAS (AP) — A 67-year-old Dallas woman climbed a pecan tree on her property to protest a utility company's plan to trim the branches. 2017-03-14T13:56:00-04:00 2017-03-14T17:56:14-04:00

St. Patrick's toast held after fuss over lawmakers' drinking

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:04
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers raised a glass to St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day on Thursday, a week after a legislator complained about heavy drinking at the State House. 2017-03-16T14:16:00-04:00 2017-03-16T18:16:03-04:00

New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? 2017-03-16T12:00:00-04:00 2017-03-16T16:00:32-04:00

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:38
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. 2017-03-16T11:14:00-04:00 2017-03-16T15:14:13-04:00

NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? 2017-03-16T09:56:00-04:00 2017-03-16T13:56:17-04:00

Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:38
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwest Arkansas. 2017-03-16T09:19:00-04:00 2017-03-16T13:19:23-04:00

A pair of coin-operated binoculars stolen in Massachusetts

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:38
FLORIDA, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating the theft of a pair of 305-pound, coin-operated, binocular-like devices that gave tourists spectacular views along the state's famous Mohawk Trail. 2017-03-15T06:23:00-04:00 2017-03-15T10:23:59-04:00

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:45
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. 2017-03-16T08:22:00-04:00 2017-03-16T12:22:54-04:00

NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? 2017-03-16T09:10:00-04:00 2017-03-16T13:10:08-04:00

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