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Mon, Jul 21 2014

Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania still has 11 for sale

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HARRISBURG Pa. - Buying a bridge is not on most to-do lists, but anyone seeking a historic span need look no further than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has 11 of them for sale.

U.S., Oddly Enough 21 Jul 2014

Play it again: 'Casablanca' piano to be sold at auction

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NEW YORK - An iconic piano featured in Rick's Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic "Casablanca" is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film memorabilia in New York in November, Bonhams auction house said on Monday.

Entertainment, Arts 21 Jul 2014

Study finds most Americans pay attention to fashion

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NEW YORK - Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a survey released on Monday.

21 Jul 2014

Australia's embrace of high-rise living has short-term cost

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SYDNEY - Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living should lengthen its life span even if it tempers its immediate benefits.

21 Jul 2014

Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

NEW YORK - An upstart U.S. food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy.

21 Jul 2014

World Chefs: Michelin-starred Hungarian chef inspired by "two moms"

BUDAPEST - Akos Sarkozi has delighted throngs of guests with his no-frills style, stripping down heavy Hungarian dishes to their defining flavors. But there is one person he has never dared cook for: his mother-in-law, whose mastery is a key source of inspiration.

21 Jul 2014

Traps set after reports of giant snake on NJ's Lake Hopatcong

- In a scene that could open the film "Snakes on a Jet Ski," New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.

21 Jul 2014

'Bad' laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Uganda passed a law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, Daisy Nakato got a visit from the police.

21 Jul 2014

Beauty apps show 'before and after,' glamorize selfies

TORONTO - Women looking to enhance their image but wary of spending money on expensive cosmetics can take the guesswork out of finding a new look, or improving selfies, with the latest beauty apps.

Tech, iPad, Media 21 Jul 2014

Aldi co-founder and Germany's richest person Karl Albrecht dies at 94

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BERLIN - Karl Albrecht, the man credited with bringing discount stores to Europe with the no-frills Aldi supermarket chain, died aged 94 last Wednesday, Aldi said in a statement.

21 Jul 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.