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After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty’s success

In this June 30, 2012 file photo, people ride on a sightseeing bus painted with a Hello Kitty character in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty.

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2 Tennessee high school teams banned from playoffs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two high school football teams from the Memphis area have been placed on three years of probation and barred from post-season play.

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Morgantown officials brace for WVU home game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are preparing for what may come as West Virginia University hosts its first home game since riots erupted in Morgantown two weeks ago.

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Hockey teams facing off in Batman, Riddler jerseys

This undated photo provided by the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club shows a batman and  riddler jersey. The Toledo Walleye of the East Coast Hockey League plans to wear Batman jerseys next month against the Evansville IceMen who will be wearing Riddler-themed jerseys. (AP Photo/Toledo Walleye Hockey Club)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Holy hockey promotion.

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South Bend taking offers again on ex-football hall

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend officials are again listening to offers for reusing the former College Football Hall of Fame building as Ivy Tech Community College leaders continue working on plans for turning it into a culinary education center.

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