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Google’s latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Google has thrown its money, brain power and technology behind the humble spoon, and it’s available just in time for the holidays. Google Liftware spoon allows people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The technology senses how a hand is shaking and makes instant adjustments to […]

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration will announce this morning that more places where prepared food is sold will have to post calorie counts. The long-delayed calorie labeling rules will require establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie information so that customers can clearly see […]

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Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is returning to Chicago to pitch his new executive actions on immigration. Obama is trying to seize the advantage over the contentious issue while Congress is on a Thanksgiving recess and Republicans scramble to coalesce behind a unified opposition strategy. Obama is scheduled to speak to Chicago community leaders […]

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Weather improves in Buffalo; flooding fears ease

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The snow has been plowed, the flood threat has eased, and Buffalo’s weather is on the upswing. Following days of snow and then spring-like temperature, forecasters say gusty winds of up to 40 mph are likely around the region today. Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of as much […]

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Why wait to shop on Black Friday? An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms suggests that shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day. For example, the researcher Market Track says, there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets […]

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Police: Ferguson protests worse than August

Police: Ferguson protests worse than August

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – It looks like a repeat of August, only worse, says the police chief of St. Louis County, Missouri. After last night’s announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict a white police officer for the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old, the chaos that occurred after the August […]

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Ferguson crowd erupts in anger at no indictment

Ferguson crowd erupts in anger at no indictment

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A crowd gathered in Ferguson erupted in anger, throwing things at police and knocking down a barricade as a county prosecutor announced that police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch read his statement on the […]

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Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson cop in shooting

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three […]

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Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defense Department and the United States on a stronger course toward stability and security. Hagel is speaking at the White House after submitting a resignation letter Monday. He says he’s “immensely proud” of what was accomplished during his tenure. Hagel says […]

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Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse

Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

LONDON (AP) – Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts. Daniel Hegglin, a Hong Kong-based investor, went to Britain’s High Court to force Google to ensure posts falsely labeling him a murderer, pedophile and Nazi didn’t appear in search results. Hegglin’s […]

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