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Samsung phones cleared for US government use

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data. The South Korean company says the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the […]

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Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming stands poised to become the latest state to allow gay marriage as a wave of court rulings brings expanded rights to same-sex couples across the nation. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won’t defend a Wyoming law that defined marriage as a union between one […]

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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal officials have released new guidelines for health care workers taking care of Ebola patients. Health workers had been pushing for guidance since two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas were infected by a Liberian man with Ebola who eventually died. The guidelines call for being covered head to toe […]

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Staples investigating possible data breach

Staples investigating possible data breach

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won’t be responsible for fraudulent activity on […]

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Mother of nurse with Ebola says she’s doing well

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place. Debra Berry made the comments during an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Berry’s daughter, Amber […]

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Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Monica Lewinsky says she was “patient zero” in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation. The 41-year-old Lewinsky on Monday called for a cultural revolution to stem the “compassion deficit” fueling online hostility. The former White House intern spoke in Philadelphia at Forbes magazine’s 30 […]

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Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital

Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – The unidentified Ebola patient who’s been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released. Emory University Hospital officials said Monday that the man was released Sunday, after he was determined to be free of the virus and no threat to the public. The man is a doctor who had been working […]

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Biden touts plans to fix ‘Third World’ NYC airport

Biden touts plans to fix ‘Third World’ NYC airport

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are vowing to improve New York’s airports, one of which Biden infamously dubbed “a Third World country.” Biden joined Cuomo at a news conference Monday as the governor announced a design competition to modernize New York City’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. […]

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UPDATE: Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

UPDATE: Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – The people closest to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are trying to resume their lives now that they have come out of a 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms of the disease. Youngor Jallah, the daughter of Duncan’s fiancee, sent her children back to school Monday, with clearance from the Dallas County […]

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WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. In 2012, the WTO had ruled […]

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