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Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 06:43

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night.

The auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz., brought in more than $445,000, officials with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal officials said.

The auction house initially valued the Colt between $100,000 and $150,000.

The items belonged to the estate of Glenn Boyer, an author of several books on Earp. Boyer died in February 2013.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 April 2014 06:53
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Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 18 April 2014 09:42

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in a loss of steering control.

The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads.

Dealers will install a reinforcement brace to fix the problem. Mazda says it will notify owners by letter when parts are available.

The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.


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Largest U.S. solar farm on Superfund site now online PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press   
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:44

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.

The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar panels feeding 8 megawatts of electricity into Indianapolis Power & Light's power grid.

The solar farm is the largest built to date on a Superfund site, said Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Francisco Arcaute. The next largest is a 40-acre, 6-megawatt solar farm near Rancho Cordova, Calif.

EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman said in a statement that the Indianapolis solar farm "has transformed a site with a long history of contamination into a source of renewable energy for the future."

The agency is encouraging the development of solar, wind and other renewable energy projects on tainted sites. As of last fall, 85 such projects were generating a combined 507 megawatts of power at Superfund sites, landfills and mine sites across the nation.

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Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer   
Friday, 18 April 2014 07:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about 400,000 cards potentially affected.

Irving, Texas-based Michaels said that it has contained the incident, which began last year. It has received "limited" reports of fraud from banks and the payment card brands that are potentially connected to the breach.

The compromised data includes customer information such as payment card numbers and expiration dates. But there's no evidence that other personal information such as names, addresses or PIN numbers were at risk, Michaels said.

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