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Editorial: Beneficiaries of the earned-income tax credit need Congress’s help

THE EARNED-income tax credit is one of the government’s most effective poverty-fighting, work-encouraging tools. The program pays low-income employees a wage supplement, in the form of a tax credit, that can be worth more than $6,000 a year to a family with three or more...

Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities at Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN’) in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard. A statement from the base said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The base provost...

Comic book character Archie to be killed off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics says the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of “Life with Archie.” The comic book...

NBC sets online talent search for comedy writers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. The initiative dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground” will give up to 10 finalists the chance to create pilots and a formal presentation. NBC said Tuesday that two winners will be...

3 Accused Of Running Illegal Northeast Ohio Casino

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged three men with running an illegal gambling operation in northeastern Ohio. Investigators say the group ran a casino with 200 slot machines near Canton. All three are charged with operating an illegal gambling business and money...

Giuliana Rancic feels violated by celeb kid photos

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Giuliana Rancic says she supports actress Kristen Bell’s boycott of publications that feature paparazzi photos of celebrity children taken without consent. The “E! News” anchor said Tuesday at NBC’s summer TV presentation that...

Giuliana Rancic feels violated by celeb kid photos

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Giuliana Rancic says she supports actress Kristen Bell’s boycott of publications that feature paparazzi photos of celebrity children taken without consent. The “E! News” anchor said Tuesday at NBC’s summer TV presentation that...

P&G Changes Palm Oil Policy Following Protests

The Procter & Gamble Co. has updated its policy on palm oil following high-profile protests by Greenpeace at its Cincinnati headquarters. The world’s largest consumer products company said Tuesday that it has adopted a “no-deforestation” policy for its palm...

P&G Changes Palm Oil Policy Following Protests

The Procter & Gamble Co. has updated its policy on palm oil following high-profile protests by Greenpeace at its Cincinnati headquarters. The world’s largest consumer products company said Tuesday that it has adopted a “no-deforestation” policy for its palm...

Spanish Parliament rejects Catalonia bid

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a petition by the powerful northeastern Catalonia region to allow an independence referendum, a decision that is likely to increase the divide between both sides. The request was voted down, 299-47,...