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Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:29pm

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:31pm

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously.

The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:20pm

The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):

Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo

Frances D'Emilio and Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:50am

Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse

Lynsey Chutel and Nqobile Ntshangase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:30am

The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:50am

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl.

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10am

With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:00pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:10pm

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:00pm

A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City.

Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:11pm

New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy

Emily Walkenhorst-Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10pm

Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.

Decision on contentious Snowbird expansion again delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:31am

A Utah County board is again waiting to make a decision on a Snowbird ski resort expansion into American Fork Canyon following a contentious meeting about whether the project could stir up old mine waste.

Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:20am

Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:50am

An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday.

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million).

Nurseries request cultivation authorization in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:50am

The nurseries selected to cultivate and distribute the first medical marijuana in Florida have requested cultivation authorization.

Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture

Thomas J. Barton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:50am

Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.

Research looks at blight fight, recycling building materials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:10am

Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to examine whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective way to deal with blighted areas.

Citigroup blocks fantasy sports transactions in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:50pm

As daily fantasy sports websites face increased legal scrutiny, the world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites.