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Man linked to gun said ‘bomber’ was best friend

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen Silva was arrested Monday on charges of heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with […]

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It’s the government’s response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. The Department of Transportation […]

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Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast

Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes. The Washington-based National Retail Federation says Wednesday that it now expects retail sales will rise 3.6 percent this year to […]

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House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation’s southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants. The recommendations Wednesday from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner put the House on a collision course with the Democrat-controlled Senate. A Senate bill would spend $2.7 billion to […]

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Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) – National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during an Ohio conference that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians. Vice President Joe Biden’s scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of speakers and participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati. Republican Sen. Rand […]

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Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation’s capital with a new luxury hotel in the city’s third-tallest building. Trump plans to break ground today on a $200 million hotel that will transform the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the […]

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Women business owners face gender gap, report says

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts. That’s the finding of a congressional report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. The report says that while businesses owned by women account for 30 […]

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Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial is a project 16 years in the making and is set to be dedicated Oct. 5. The Associated Press recently […]

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Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags – international symbols of surrender – fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have […]

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Last body found in Washington mudslide

Last body found in Washington mudslide

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The Snohomish County sheriff’s office in Washington state says search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of […]

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