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Lock of Mozart’s hair going under the hammer at Sotheby’s

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking composers’ hair as keepsakes was common in the...

Hit-and-run Kills Teen Girl In Cleveland; Police Seek Driver

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland say a 14-year-old girl is dead after a vehicle hit her and fled the scene. Authorities say Chelsea Hill was struck by a car just before 1 a.m. Monday while she was walking near an intersection on the city’s east side. Emergency...

Oh, brother: Twins charged with hurling bricks at each other

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — What are a few bricks between brothers? Well, they’re worth battery charges for twin 52-year-olds after officials say an argument ended with them hurling the projectiles at each other. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1esczzJ )...

Crews Rescue 2 Men From Cold Waters In Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — One man is in critical condition after crews rescued him and another man from Lake Erie. Authorities say it happened around 8 p.m. Monday at Wildwood Park in Cleveland. Coast Guard officials say the two men jumped into the water from a fishing pier. Both were...

By the numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

A by-the-numbers look at the first month of the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes: — 2,085: The number of pieces of evidence admitted by prosecutors. — 1,575: The number of photographs prosecutors admitted into evidence. — 444: The number of Aurora...

Former trader goes on trial in UK for market manipulation

LONDON (AP) — A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster of the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor. The charges against trader Tom Hayes, who specialized in...

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, the S&P said Tuesday. Prices...

Orders for durable goods drop 0.5 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive. Total orders for durable goods...

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year...
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Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

AP Photo/Richard Anderson NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship...