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Obama orders review of US hostage policy

Obama orders review of US hostage policy

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a “comprehensive review” of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States does not pay ransom, […]

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US to close family detention center in New Mexico

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration plans to close a temporary family immigration detention center in New Mexico by the end of the year. The government told members of Congress on Tuesday about the planned closing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened the jail at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, in […]

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Lawyer: Morgan ‘still recovering’ from June crash

Lawyer: Morgan ‘still recovering’ from June crash

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star is recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered in […]

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Cleveland to pay $3 million over police shooting

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) – The family attorney for one of two people killed in a hail of police gunfire in 2012 says the victims’ relatives will split a $3 million settlement from the city of Cleveland. Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 shots into a car after a high-speed chase, killing 43-year-old driver Timothy Russell and […]

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US homebuilder sentiment rallies in November

US homebuilder sentiment rallies in November

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders’ confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index rose to 58 this month, up from 54 in October. That puts the index just short of September’s reading of 59, which was the highest level since November 2005, shortly […]

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Official: Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

Official: Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have re-elected California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader. Pelosi’s victory in a private meeting of House Democrats comes two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats. A Democrat who was in the meeting tells The Associated Press that Pelosi […]

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Federal gov’t falls short on more health websites

Federal gov’t falls short on more health websites

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A congressional investigation finds that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says Medicare lacks clear procedures for getting useful information to consumers. The report finds “critical weaknesses” in […]

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Small cargo plane crashes into Chicago home

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – A small twin-engine cargo plane has crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says two occupants of the home were unhurt. Authorities did not immediately release information about the pilot’s condition. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home and plunged into the […]

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US producer prices rise 0.2 percent in October

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power. The Labor Department says the producer price index increased 0.2 percent in October from the previous month. The index measures the cost of goods and services before they reach […]

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Honda quietly will replace air bags nationwide

Honda quietly will replace air bags nationwide

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag parts across the U.S., even though its latest recall only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories. The replacement program for owners concerned about their safety was revealed in documents posted recently by U.S. safety regulators. Customers outside the recall areas […]

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