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Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He’ll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest […]

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5 slain children remembered at memorial

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

AMORY, Miss. (AP) – The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do. The memorial is being held at Amory Christ Church on Friday. Authorities say the children’s father, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., killed them and […]

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2 dead, others hurt after Detroit vigil shooting

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Police say two people are dead and several others wounded after a vigil on Detroit’s west side and a vehicle crash afterward. Authorities told reporters at the scene the shooting took place following a vigil Thursday night and eight people were shot, including one who died. Residents said the vigil was for […]

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Lawyer: Dad tied to kids death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids death had mental issues

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Lawyers for the man who police say killed his five children has been treated for mental health issues in the past, and he has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. Attorney Aimee Zmroczek wouldn’t elaborate on the mental health problems of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. She says lawyers […]

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US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that steady job growth in recent months is leading to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department says seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are up 5 percent in the past 12 months. July […]

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Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Department officials are pressing Congress for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. It’s part of an effort to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries. Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries […]

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Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi today. And 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance in South Carolina. Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is accused of killing his three boys and two girls, wrapping their […]

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Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – A U.S. appeals court is set to hear arguments today on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a nearly three-year legal battle. Attorneys for the state of Wisconsin’s Justice Department will defend the law in […]

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Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Associated Press analyzed figures from the Homeland Security Department and found the agency is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007. Immigration and Customs […]

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Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that’s disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time. That leads to […]

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