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Purple Heart found on playground to be returned

Purple Heart found on playground to be returned

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) – A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family 15 years after it was found on a school playground. Purple Hearts Reunited says Pfc. Thomas McGraw’s medal will be presented to his widow and daughter Nov. 4 during a ceremony […]

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CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network

CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business. The network would […]

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Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease. Customs and Border Protection officers earlier this month started screening passengers from West […]

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Prosecutor: Tsarnaev friend is someone who lied

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A prosecutor has told a jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the case is about someone who lied, “not about someone who didn’t remember.” Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University […]

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Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4. The Labor Department says that unemployment rates rose in 8 states and were unchanged in 11 states. That is the […]

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New rules on banks’ risk in mortgage bonds eased

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending. Federal regulators have dropped a key requirement: a 20 percent down payment from the borrower if a bank didn’t hold […]

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Washington Supreme Court to hear Backpage.com case

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

SEATTLE (AP) – The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. The suit being argued today is one of two taking on the classified ad website. A federal case was filed in Boston last […]

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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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