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Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep school

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep school

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — For more than a century, St. George's School has been part of the pedigree of some of America's richest and most influential families. Astors, Vanderbilts and Bushes have attended the exclusive boarding school, where students can go sailing, play on world-class squash courts or simply enjoy a sweeping v ... (full story)


Iran's big market tempts European firms despite hazards

Iran's big market tempts European firms despite hazards

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With many barriers to dealing with Iran suddenly lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear activities, some European companies are ready to seize business opportunities in a tempting market of 78.5 million people.
At first glance, the allure is obvious — the second-largest economy in the M ... (full story)


Livingston County man wild about PEZ candy dispensers

Livingston County man wild about PEZ candy dispensers

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Jim Blaine first noticed a PEZ candy dispenser in a gas station store and bought it, thinking the plastic candy container was "kind of cool."
At a flea market, Blaine found another dispenser, different from the first and just as unique. He bought the PEZ pink cardboard box containin ... (full story)


Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — It takes more than one hand to count the number of women in the Hansen family diagnosed with breast cancer.
Joan Willenbring. Her mother. Her grandmother. Her aunt. Her first cousin. Her twin sister.
Yes, the family drew a bad ticket in the genetic lottery.
Willenbring and her siblings witnesse ... (full story)


Former opera singer, 63, drives bus for Rochester schools

Former opera singer, 63, drives bus for Rochester schools

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Every so often, when his passengers get particularly unruly, First Student bus driver Philip Bologna uses a unique method to try to quiet the agitation: He bursts into song.
Bologna's is no ordinary voice. At one time in his life, he was heard in opera houses and theaters across the country as a lead ... (full story)