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Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the “savory toasty malt” flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The “Dark Barrel Latte” is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She said the drink is topped with whipped cream, […]

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Homelessness increases among school children

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools. New Education Department statistics say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year. That’s an 8 percent increase from the previous school year. School districts reported that nearly 76,000 of these students were living on […]

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SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport. Musk was joined Monday by Gov. Rick Perry and other officials as SpaceX broke ground at the state’s southernmost tip. The ceremony marked […]

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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off North America over the past century closely follow natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. The study was released Monday by the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

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Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – A new survey from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for gay marriage could be leveling off. The study’s authors caution it’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusion. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex […]

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Obama: Secret Service does a ‘great job’

Obama: Secret Service does a ‘great job’

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does “a great job.” He says he is grateful for the “sacrifices” the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family. Obama made his comments Monday in the aftermath of Friday’s security breach, when an intruder managed to jump the north fence […]

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GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21. Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says in an Internet posting he received 143 death claims as of Friday. He has determined that 21 are eligible for compensation so far. Last week 19 death […]

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Obama concerned intruder got in his family’s home

Obama concerned intruder got in his family’s home

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is expressing concern that an intruder carrying a knife was able to get into the White House where his family lives. Obama press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama is “obviously concerned” that a man got through the White House front doors Friday evening a few minutes after the first […]

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Clinton: 2014 races a chance ‘to shape our future’

Clinton: 2014 races a chance ‘to shape our future’

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall election is “an opportunity to shape our future” in a new fundraising pitch on behalf of House Democrats. Clinton is sending out a fundraising appeal on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 has been stepping up […]

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Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Michelle Obama is coming to Milwaukee next week to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The visit on Sept. 29 comes the same day that Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to be campaigning across the state in Hudson, near the Minnesota border, for Gov. Scott Walker. No details […]

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