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Thousands expected at Utah counterculture fest

By ANNIE KNOX (SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — Thousands of young people and some more weathered hikers are trekking up a path that cuts through aspen and pine to a…

AB InBev buys Czech ‘Budweiser’ brewer

(PRAGUE, AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, has acquired a small Czech brewery, Samson, in an effort to strengthen its claim to the trademark name of Budweiser. Currently,…

Man who faked death to avoid blackmail sentenced

(ST. CHARLES, Mo., AP) — A St. Charles man has been sentenced to four years in prison after faking his death to avoid being blackmailed in a child sexual abuse…

Woman charged with nearly $3 million embezzlement

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City woman is charged with embezzling nearly $3 million from a bank and a company that had to close after declaring bankruptcy. A…

4 rescued when towboat sinks near St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Authorities have reopened the Mississippi River at St. Louis to barge traffic as salvage crews sort out how to remove a towboat that sank with possibly…

Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

By JIM VERTUNO (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting “I Believe!” in city…

NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

(VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., AP) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track the chief culprit behind global warming.…

North Dakota seeks dismissal of gay marriage suit

By BLAKE NICHOLSON (BISMARCK, N.D., AP) — State officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, despite a wave of…