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California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam’s Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Daily Chef salad kits were shipped to the warehouse chain for […]

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American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract. American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Sept. 1. Corporate customers of […]

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Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown must meet a difficult standard of proof. It’s a […]

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Obama vows justice in murder of American

Obama vows justice in murder of American

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. […]

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Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns […]

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Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt. […]

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Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. The Conference Board says its confidence index rose for a fourth straight month to 92.4 from 90.3 in July. The August reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession […]

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Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

NAPA, Calif. (AP) – Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California’s wine capital over the weekend. The US Geological Survey says the 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles south of the city of Napa. A sheriff’s dispatcher says the station […]

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US probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

US probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about 20,000 Explorers from the 2013 model year. Failure can cause increased stopping distances. An unidentified metropolitan police department complained to the […]

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US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent in July on a […]

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