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US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses continued hiring at a solid pace in September, according to a private survey. The result marks the the sixth straight month of solid gains. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 213,000 jobs last month, up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000 are usually enough to lower […]

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Health care subsidies ‘abuse of discretion’

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday’s ruling is the latest federal court decision on regulations that allow health insurance tax credits in all 50 states. The issue could end up in the U.S. […]

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AP Source: US and Brazil resolve trade fight

AP Source: US and Brazil resolve trade fight

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – An official close to the negotiations says the United States and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to American cotton growers. The agreement would resolve a bitter trade fight that had strained relations between the two countries since 2002 when Brazil brought a case against the United […]

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McAfee names Kimmel its ‘most dangerous celebrity’

McAfee names Kimmel its ‘most dangerous celebrity’

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – If you’re about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware. Computer security company McAfee says the talk show host is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The company said Tuesday that a search for Kimmel carries a 19 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for spyware, […]

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Group sees food policy as a kitchen-table issue

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A group called Food Policy Action wants Americans to think more about the subject when they vote. They’re putting money and organization into elections for the first time, starting with an effort to defeat Republican congressman Steve Southerland of Florida over his drive to increase work requirements for food stamp recipients. The […]

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Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. KKTV reports the jury found 18-year-old Macyo January guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killings. He also was convicted Tuesday […]

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – As members of Congress question the competency of the Secret Service following a Sept. 19 White House breach, more embarrassing disclosures are coming to light. Just three days before a man armed with a knife got into the White House, two newspapers are reporting that an armed security contractor with a criminal […]

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Alleged intruder due in court

Alleged intruder due in court

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man accused of entering the White House with a knife is set to make his first court appearance for the first time since being indicted yesterday. Omar Gonzales faces federal and local charges following the Sept. 19 incident in which he’s accused of jumping the White House fence and getting into […]

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – An unidentified patient in isolation at a Dallas hospital is fighting for his life against the Ebola virus. It’s the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Health officials say the man recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas but there was no risk to any airline passengers because he had no […]

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Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]

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