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Jell-O introduces its first edible slime

Kids will soon be able to eat AND play with their food.

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Parents see red over ketchup limit at NY school district

Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district.

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SUV crashes into neighbor’s swimming pool

Authorities say a driver escaped injury when his SUV went out of control and landed in a neighbor’s swimming pool.

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Top 25 Roundup: No. 9 Ohio State rallies to beat Maryland 52-51 in OT

College Football

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after matching the Buckeyes’ touchdown in the first extra period.

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Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks.

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Arizona governor fires embattled state parks director

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has fired embattled state Parks Director Sue Black following complaints she allowed potential archaeological sites to be bulldozed to make way for new cabins.

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Mrs. Oleson of ‘Little House’ Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV’s “Little House on the Prairie,” has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93.

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Arizona man gets probation for Mexican gray wolf killing

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing an endangered Mexican gray wolf.

Grand Canyon keeps home streak alive, tops Arkansas St 96-72

College Baskeball

PHOENIX — Michael Finke scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Grand Canyon won its second straight home game to start the season, thumping Arkansas State, 96-72 on Friday night.

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Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.

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President Trump revives criticism over fires ahead of California visit

With the confirmed death toll at 63, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump.

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Migrants won’t see armed US soldiers on border

As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won’t find are armed American soldiers standing guard.

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Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation’s capital has died.

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Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes.

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Preview: No. 9 Washington State looking to keep CFP hopes alive against Arizona

College Football

Arizona (5-5, 4-3 Pac-12) at No. 9 Washington State (9-1, 6-1, No. 8 CFP), 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).

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Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents.

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Wildlife officials seize mountain lion kitten fed bratwurst

Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst.

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Maricopa County development grant to research urban heat

PHOENIX — An economic development agency run by Maricopa County says it will issue a grant of nearly $3 million to Arizona State University for research to reduce urban heat and improve air quality.

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California town’s wildfire evacuation plan raises questions

Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock.

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Give gift of no-plastic sipping straws for holidays

Big problem or a fraction of the world’s plastic consumption? You decide, but know that single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists.

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A Thanksgiving Countdown: holiday planning made easier

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and if you are hosting you might already be thinking about how you might plan things better this year, how to make it all a bit less stressful.

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Choosing the perfect sofa for your space

Shape of room, use should influence decision

Ask interior designers what the most important element in a room is and many will say that — after wall color — it’s the sofa.

Arizona in Brief: Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend

A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.

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Wood ash can boost garden soil

Material from fireplaces, stoves pays benefits if applied correctly

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus.

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Phoenix woman accused of taking kids on 2 drug buys

Authorities say a Phoenix woman has been arrested for taking her young children to drug houses where she allegedly purchased drugs.

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Northern Arizona gets first win on road, tops Omaha 76-66

College basketball

OMAHA, Neb. — Davon Bolton came off the bench to score 16 points to lead Northern Arizona to its first road victory of the season, beating Omaha 76-66 on Wednesday night.

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Police: Woman beat McDonald’s manager over ketchup

Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald’s manager because she wanted ketchup.

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Iowa woman thought she won $100, but really she won $1M

An Iowa woman who thought she had won $100 on the Powerball was a few zeros off — she won $1 million.

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State to stock prized fishery near Page with rainbow trout

A prized fishery below Glen Canyon Dam is getting more rainbow trout.

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Arizona space company plans first Kodiak launch

Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.

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Green leads Red Wings to 6-1 win over Coyotes

NHL

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are playing inspired hockey after a sluggish start to the season.

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Man crashes pickup into courthouse to tell officials his 'drug paraphernalia had been stolen'

A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.

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David Pearson, NASCAR’s Silver Fox, has died at 83

David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as “The Silver Fox” for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty, has died. He was 83.

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Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.

Parks official’s signature on documents raises questions

PHOENIX — The deputy director of Arizona State Parks & Trails, who is under investigation over accusations the agency bulldozed over archaeological sites, once signed a federal grant application over the objections of a staff archaeologist.

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Roundup: Elliott, Prescott lead Cowboys past Eagles

NFL

PHILADELPHIA — Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night.

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Deaths of 2 horses in national forest under investigation

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of two free-roaming horses found shot on national forest land in eastern Arizona.

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Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.

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Hearses stand by as crews search for California fire victims

PARADISE, Calif. — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise, and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones, as wind-whipped wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state.

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Crosby, DeSmith help Penguins top Coyotes, snap 5-game skid

NHL

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins hope a decisive home shutout can put a recent week-and-a-half long swoon in the past.

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NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

NFL

After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains.

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Davis, Randle double-doubles leads Pelicans past Suns, 119-99

NBA

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans put together the winning streak they needed.

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Freshman Dort scores 25; Sun Devils roll past McNeese State

College Basketball

Two games into his college career, Luguentz Dort has shown he can score in bunches.

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Wildfire devastates Northern California town of Paradise

Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures.

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Migrant caravan departs Mexico City and heads north

Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north.

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Andre leads NAU past Jacksonville, 97-82

College Basketball

Bernie Andre scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Northern Arizona beat Jacksonville 97-82 on Saturday.

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NFL Preview: Here comes Who Dey vs. Who Dat. Say what?

NFL

Say what? The Who Dat folks from New Orleans go head-on with the Who Dey fans in Cincinnati on Sunday.

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US job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed

The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high.

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Navajo Nation allows members to vote after ballot shortage

FJ Thompson headed to a polling site to vote in the Navajo Nation election this week only to be told it had run out of ballots.

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Motel 6: $7.6M for guests reported to immigration

The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company’s employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court.

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