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Avoid the crowds and head to the Hilo side of the Big Island

Avoid the crowds and head to the Hilo side of the Big Island

Head to Hilo and take it slow. Stay curious. Try new things. Explore like a kid.

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Review: Who needs separate camera with these phones?

Review: Who needs separate camera with these phones?

Reviewer tested more than 20 new phones by taking more than 10,000 still images. 

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Fiesta Bowl parade shows its SW spirit

Fiesta Bowl parade shows its SW spirit

Hundreds turn out for 'The Spirit of the Southwest' theme.

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Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

LONDON — Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain.

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Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

A man clears the street in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

A snowplow clears the street in Winterberg, western Germany. Weather forecasts predict colder temperatures and snowfall for Germany.

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Santa gave me a trip to Geek Squad

In the grabby haze of Christmas shopping, it seems completely logical to get Mom a Fitbit, and your little brother an Anki Drive, because obviously, everyone needs a robot. For the kids: an Xbox One, because seeing the crazed joy on their faces as they obliterate each other in “Garden Warfar…

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Using DNA to catch canine culprits - and their owners

Using DNA to catch canine culprits - and their owners

WASHINGTON — Joe Gillmer had a problem. A big, stinky, sole-troubling problem plaguing the condos where he serves as board vice president.

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In Reno, Nev., Christmas trees get their goat

In Reno, Nev., Christmas trees get their goat

RENO, Nevada — Christmas is already a memory. And around here there are sounds to prove it.

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows Nowa Paye, 9, as she is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated P…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 4, 2014, file photo shows protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner gather in Foley Square, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., in her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Ti…

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Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

WASHINGTON — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Mississippi towns regroup after deadly storms

Mississippi towns regroup after deadly storms

Sandra McDaniel walks through the remains of the product showroom for the Jack Morris Gas Co. in Columbia, Mississippi, after a tornado struck the community on Wednesday.

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Mississippi towns regroup after deadly storms

Mississippi towns regroup after deadly storms

COLUMBIA, Miss. — Elizabeth Bordelon planned to go Christmas shopping until nasty weather blowing through southeastern Mississippi convinced her to hold off.

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Swollen streams strand 62 hikers, some for days

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai.

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Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Goats munch on a pine tree in Reno Tuesday. They are owned by Vince Thomas, Goat Grazers founder, who along with his goats are keeping trees out of landfills.

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Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

RENO, Nev. — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn’t dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.

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