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Nearly 11,000 children went to U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 with injuries caused by inflatable bounce houses, a study found. Have your kids played in a bounce house at a fair or birthday party — and did you worry about their safety?
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Excited to be celebrating four years of marriage today with +Maryte Mercado . Feeling very, very lucky. 
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The U.S. jobs picture is brightening. That figures to improve the re-election chances for President Barack Obama and to complicate the political strategy for the Republicans competing for the right to replace him
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Not bad, Chiddy Bang.
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MGM Resorts is expanding its loyalty program to include spending on things besides gambling, like shows restaurants and rooms. M Life's top 1 percent? Those who spend $40K/year away from the tables.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The only way to get treated as a high roller in most casinos is by gambling big. But MGM Resorts International has expanded its loyalty program and a related website to reward customers for their spending on restaurants, shows and...
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Rebels come up big defensively at end of huge showdown with San Diego State, after blowing an 8 point lead. Chase Tapley scored 22 in defeat for the Aztecs, including 16 in the first half. More coming from me on this shortly.
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Hotels in Hawaii had their best August ever -- record revenue of $308 million and average room rates of $215/night. International visitation up big. 
Average hotel room prices hit an all-time high in Hawaii in August as tourist spending rose and visits from Japan, Korea, China and other markets spiked, a tourism analysis firm said Wednesday.
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Got questions about SCOTUS ruling on health care? Join +Eric Carvin and our reporters in a hangout to ask!
 
Join us on this page today at 4 p.m. EDT for a +Google Hangout to explain and offer insight into the Supreme Court's health care ruling.

AP's +Eric Carvin will lead a discussion with reporters +Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, +charles babington and +Carla K. Johnson about the impact of the decision on Americans and on the presidential campaign. Bring your questions!
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Most brilliant idea I've heard this morning: LAPD putting undercover officers at every Dodgers game in opposing team jerseys.
By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press – 5 minutes ago. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police were out in force Tuesday for opening day at Dodger Stadium, swarming on bikes, going undercover and looking for boozing t...
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The opponent was a little different than last year, though. Even long-suffering Dodger fans have to feel sorry for Pirates fans! Not much chance they'd get upset with them....
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Always get a kick out of getting a photo on the wire. This is how windy it's been in Vegas lately.
120306055670: Windy Vegas - Building owner Brad Hofland, 47, left, of Las Vegas and passer-by Mark Sansone, 50, of Boston, work to prevent the fallen awning of a law office building from blowing into ...
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Huge names turning out for gala to celebrate Ali's life. Tickets start at $1,500. On the bill: Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, David Beckham and others...
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GOP chairman in Maine says Romney wins. Paul second, while Santorum and Gingrich didn't compete.
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  • Associated Press
    News Editor, 2012 - present
  • Associated Press
    Reporter, 2006 - 2012
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Associated Press sports editor for 10 eastern US states. Enjoying Philadelphia after Honolulu, Las Vegas and Omaha.
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Email me at ogarcia@ap.org. Love hanging with my awesome wife Maryte and our dog Gaucho. Enjoyer of baseball (especially spring training and fantasy), beer league softball, and all the general things you'd expect a dude in his early 30s to be into.
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