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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor’s office to check out […]

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Assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones dismissed

Assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones dismissed

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – A Dallas judge has dismissed the sexual assault lawsuit filed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. State District Judge Dale Tillery ruled Thursday that allegations made against Jones by an Oklahoma woman were barred by Texas law on statutes of limitations. Jana Weckerly accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and forcibly kissing […]

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Health officials defend their response to Ebola

Health officials defend their response to Ebola

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican lawmakers are criticizing the government response to the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores. The criticism came at a House hearing where top public health officials have been defending their actions. Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, said Americans are “scared.” He said, “People’s lives […]

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Feds: Don’t expect winter to be polar vortex redux

Feds: Don’t expect winter to be polar vortex redux

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal forecasters don’t expect a return of frequent cold blasts from the polar vortex this winter. Nor should the weather system that blocked rain from California last winter come back. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this winter looks pretty average in general. He doesn’t expect a lot […]

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CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS is launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The broadcast TV network says current shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Survivor” will be available the day after they air on the service, called CBS All […]

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Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIAMI (AP) – The former owner of a South Florida clinic has pleaded guilty to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun. Anthony Bosch, former owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, pleaded guilty to conspiracy […]

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1st Dallas nurse with Ebola to be sent to Maryland

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – The first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man is scheduled to be moved to a specialized medical facility in Maryland. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says 26-year-old Nina Pham will be taken Thursday from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to the National Institutes of Health […]

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TSA administrator Pistole to retire

TSA administrator Pistole to retire

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, says he will retire at the end of this year. A statement from the agency said Pistole expects to be named to a position in academia early next year. Pistole, who was the agency’s administrator for four and a half years, instituted a […]

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Lawmaker: ‘False assumptions’ on Ebola

Lawmaker: ‘False assumptions’ on Ebola

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican House chairman says government health officials in the United States made “false assumptions” about the country’s level of preparedness to handle Ebola cases here. Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania says it appears hospitals were not ready, people were not properly trained and health care workers did not have the proper […]

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Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires. The largest of today’s recalls covers nearly 470,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees, Chrysler 300s, and Dodge Chargers, Challengers and Durangos from 2011 through 2014. The alternators can fail, causing […]

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