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Group sees food policy as a kitchen-table issue

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A group called Food Policy Action wants Americans to think more about the subject when they vote. They’re putting money and organization into elections for the first time, starting with an effort to defeat Republican congressman Steve Southerland of Florida over his drive to increase work requirements for food stamp recipients. The […]

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Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. KKTV reports the jury found 18-year-old Macyo January guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killings. He also was convicted Tuesday […]

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – As members of Congress question the competency of the Secret Service following a Sept. 19 White House breach, more embarrassing disclosures are coming to light. Just three days before a man armed with a knife got into the White House, two newspapers are reporting that an armed security contractor with a criminal […]

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Alleged intruder due in court

Alleged intruder due in court

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man accused of entering the White House with a knife is set to make his first court appearance for the first time since being indicted yesterday. Omar Gonzales faces federal and local charges following the Sept. 19 incident in which he’s accused of jumping the White House fence and getting into […]

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – An unidentified patient in isolation at a Dallas hospital is fighting for his life against the Ebola virus. It’s the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Health officials say the man recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas but there was no risk to any airline passengers because he had no […]

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Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]

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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the […]

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Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 percent over the past month to 104.7. Higher prices and weak wage growth has limited […]

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FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl

FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he’s ordered a review of the agency’s security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel. The fire brought flights at the city’s two busy airports to a halt […]

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Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – At least 23 people have died and 16 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 in an Internet posting Monday. Feinberg says he has received 153 death claims since August. […]

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