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  • 7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

    HOMEWOOD, Ala. - Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. The bouncy little girl is still in business months later, yet the money is going toward something entirely different: surgery on her brain.
  • Askew gets call from old team as emergency replacement

    DETROIT (AP) — Oliver Askew, like most race car drivers, never goes to a track without his helmet — one never knows when a team might need an emergency driver.
  • Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack

    DENVER - Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day.
  • Living in a 17th century house has its tradeoffs

    BOSTON - What does it take to make a 17th century house livable today?
  • Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

    LONDON - Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry.
  • Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. - If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat.
  • Handymen, home care helps seniors trying to age in place

    WASHINGTON - Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. Now researchers say an innovative program that combined home fix-ups and visits from occupational therapists and nurses improved low-income seniors' ability to care for themselves in their own homes.
  • Recalls this week: flashlights, infant cradle swings

    A line of flashlights are being recalled because the batteries can overheat and start a fire. Other recalled consumer products include defective infant cradle swings and inline skating helmets.
  • My foot: Plantar fasciitis stubborn to heal, experts say don't put off treatment

    TORONTO - Connie Glen isn't sure what she did exactly, but in February she started getting unexplained pain in her left heel — and seven months, several practitioners and about $2,000 later, it's still not entirely healed, though she's finally seeing some improvement.
  • Correction: Killer Heels story

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - In a story Sept. 8 about a museum exhibition on high heels, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the Toronto institution that loaned pieces for the exhibit. It is the Bata Shoe Museum, not the Bata House Museum.

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