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Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone […]

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Engineers call for national approach to flooding

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report being released today in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully heeded warnings about flood risks, including those driven home by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and […]

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1st court appearance for WH intruder

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – An Army veteran accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court later today. Omar Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous […]

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Dozens of structures destroyed in California wildfire

Dozens of structures destroyed in California wildfire

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Light rain and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters battle a huge wildfire in Northern California that’s destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. Fire officials say in their initial count, 10 homes and 22 outbuildings were lost in the White Meadows area of Pollock Pines. The fast-moving blaze about 60 miles east of Sacramento […]

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Courtroom cameras sought in theater shooting trial

Courtroom cameras sought in theater shooting trial

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – News organizations are asking a judge today to allow one video camera and one still photographer in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shootings trial, but prosecutors and the defense object. Attorneys for news organizations including The Associated Press say cameras would improve public access to an important trial and wouldn’t […]

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California adopts olive oil labeling standards

California adopts olive oil labeling standards

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product. State officials say the standards will take effect next Friday. They also require testing to determine whether most olive […]

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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal […]

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Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall elections will offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party’s future. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says the midterm elections are “crucial” to the nation’s families. She says the work to promote […]

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Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. District Judge Thomas Prince granted Friday the motion filed by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission. The lawsuit alleged the monument violates the state constitution’s ban against using public property to […]

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Army opens Ranger school to women

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. It’s one of the first steps in the broader effort to allow women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says he believes he will be able to put women […]

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