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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he’s cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with Ebola as a […]

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Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has condemned fatal shootings in Canada as “outrageous attacks” and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the capital of Ottawa, Ontario, […]

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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company’s offices, conference rooms and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias. Spokesman David […]

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Dallas nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

Dallas nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. The city of Dallas said Wednesday that one-year-old Bentley will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1. Bentley was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, […]

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Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt the rules, which six federal agencies have been working on since 2011. Three other agencies […]

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Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants

Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says that two of the bundles went astray. One was destroyed by the U.S. The other […]

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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two experts say Michael Brown’s official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy and an accompanying toxicology report showing Brown had used marijuana. The […]

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin […]

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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria — and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the […]

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Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues

Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) – Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren’t harboring the suspect in last month’s deadly ambush of a state police barracks. The Pocono Mountain School District was closed Tuesday while police searched the district’s campus in Swiftwater. Police scoured the […]

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