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NEW YORK — Everyone knows he was born in the U.S.A.

On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen’s European roots are being celebrated as the rocker receives an Ellis Island Family Heritage Award.

The honor is presented by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. It’s for immigrants or their descendants “who have made a major contribution to the American experience.”

Also being honored are investment banker Peter G. Peterson; Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung, and NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo.

Mr. Springsteen’s relatives came through Ellis Island from Italy in 1900.


School gets livestock lesson from cows

COLUMBUS — Two cows got loose on the Ohio State University campus, leading some students to skip classes to watch a roundup that lasted more than 90 minutes.

Police say the pair of Belted Galloway cows got away Wednesday afternoon as their owner was trying to take them into the university’s veterinary medical center to have their hooves trimmed.

They made their way onto a soccer field, where one of them was lassoed as students cheered “Ole!”

The other ran across traffic on a bridge and settled in under a grove of trees. It was caught after a Columbus Zoo veterinarian hit it with a tranquilizer dart.

The owner took the cows back home. A police officer was treated for a shoulder injury.


Insurer won’t pay costs in spying

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance company says it won’t pay legal costs for a suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students through laptop webcams.

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