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US new-home sales close to flat in September

US new-home sales close to flat in September

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. The Commerce Department says new-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000. The report also revised down the August sales […]

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California startup unveils gun technology for cops

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the […]

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2 police officers wounded by hatchet-wielding man

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Police in New York City say one officer is in critical but stable condition and another is stable after they were attacked yesterday by a hatchet-wielding man. Authorities say security videotape shows the man attacking four rookie police officers in a busy commercial district in Queens. The man was seen on […]

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, […]

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of […]

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HHS says no reason to panic

HHS says no reason to panic

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Health and Human Services official is expected today to appear before a House committee to talk about Ebola and what government agencies are doing to get ready, just in case there’s ever an outbreak. Dr. Nicole Lurie, the assistant HHS secretary for preparedness and response, says in prepared testimony that the […]

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Governor: Ebola doc sought help with lower fever

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3-degree fever, not a higher temperature. In appearance on CNN, the governor said Spencer “presented himself” to the hospital when he had a 100-point-3 fever — and not 103, as had been reported. […]

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New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the survey of 667 youths was conducted […]

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Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIAMI (AP) – A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea Thursday to two conspiracy charges involving distribution of testosterone and human growth hormone. A judge ordered Berejuk jailed without bail […]

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Border deaths drop to 15-year low

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. That is as because more Central Americans are turning themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The […]

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