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GM ignition switch death count rises to 29

GM ignition switch death count rises to 29

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has received 184 death claims since August. Of those, 29 have […]

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Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities. The justice on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with distributing […]

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Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally

Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla and Matrix, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia and the 2003 to 2005 Tundra. Also […]

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US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately. The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002. Inflators can rupture in air bags made […]

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Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney

Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburghers talk funny. The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist – Scranton – in a reader’s poll with more than 54 percent of the vote. The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket pitting what it deemed the 16 ugliest city accents in the United States […]

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Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed the 21-day incubation period […]

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Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) – One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight made the comments during an interview conducted by a radio host on Sunday at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School […]

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Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ not to aid Kurds against IS

Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ not to aid Kurds against IS

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them. Speaking in the Indonesian capital on Monday, Kerry […]

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Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new business survey finds hiring is healthy but pay raises, not so much. The quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics finds that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop […]

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Tougher Ebola procedures for health workers in US

Tougher Ebola procedures for health workers in US

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – There’ll be more stringent procedures for health care workers taking care of Ebola patients in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health care workers will have to wear full-body suits and hoods, covering every part of their body, and they’ll be checked by at least one other person […]

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