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Obama praising doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

Obama praising doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is surrounding himself with health care workers battling Ebola in Africa to showcase what he calls their “incredible heroism.” Amid debate over how returning health care workers should be monitored, Obama plans to make remarks from the White House Wednesday afternoon with those who have been to Africa or […]

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Nurse: I’ll go to court if Maine quarantines me

Nurse: I’ll go to court if Maine quarantines me

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse from Maine who’s in isolation after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she’s prepared to go to court if the state tries to quarantine her. Kaci Hickox spoke to NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America” from Fort Kent on Wednesday. She says she had no […]

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White House says it has addressed computer threat

White House says it has addressed computer threat

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) -The White House says it has taken steps to address suspicious activity detected on its unclassified computer network. A White House official says “activity of concern” was detected while assessing numerous possible cyberthreats that the Executive Office of the President is made aware of daily. The White House will not comment on a […]

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Mom who drove van into ocean wants to see kids

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach wants to see them. Circuit Judge Leah Case will hear the request Friday morning. The judge barred Ebony Wilkerson from having any contact with the children during […]

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Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs

Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control. The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday covers almost 382,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from 2010 through 2014. […]

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What will the Fed do today?

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is expected later today to announce the end of its monthly bond-buying program. And as it concludes a two-day policy meeting in Washington, the Fed also is expected to signal that it’s still in no hurry to raise its key short-term interest rate. This month’s events will not include […]

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Searching for clues following rocket explosion

Searching for clues following rocket explosion

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) -They’re searching this morning for debris from an unmanned rocket that exploded seconds after launch on Wallops Island, Virginia last night. The rocket from Orbital Sciences Corp. was supposed to deliver supplies and experiments for NASA to the International Space Station. Today, NASA and officials from the company are hoping debris found […]

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Obama says US can’t shy away from Ebola battle

Obama says US can’t shy away from Ebola battle

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the United States can’t be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola. Obama did not directly criticize quarantine policies for returning health care workers implemented in New York and New Jersey. But he says the response to Ebola needs to be sensible and “based on science,” while […]

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AutoNation halts sales of cars in air bag recalls

AutoNation halts sales of cars in air bag recalls

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – The nation’s biggest car dealership chain says it won’t sell used cars being recalled for exploding air bags due to conflicting advice from automakers and lack of direction from the government. Ten automakers have recalled more than 12 million cars with air bags made by parts supplier Takata. The air bags can […]

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Postal audit: More monitoring for tracking program

Postal audit: More monitoring for tracking program

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – An internal Postal Service audit says about 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored during the last fiscal year under a far-reaching federal surveillance program and more oversight is needed to ease privacy concerns. Under the program, called “mail covers,” information on the outside of a piece of mail is recorded for use […]

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