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Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A small group of protesters has gathered outside a suburban St. Louis building where a grand jury is expected to convene to consider possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The roughly two dozen protesters chanted, prayed and held signs outside the St. Louis County […]

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Obama to speak after militants behead American

Obama to speak after militants behead American

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded. Obama will speak from Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he’s currently in the second week of his annual summer vacation. The White House […]

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Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum. In a Tweet published late Tuesday California time, CEO Dick Costolo said his company “is actively […]

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TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US home loans falls to 6-year low in 2Q

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US home loans falls to 6-year low in 2Q

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that’s brought down the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years. Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell to 3.46 percent in […]

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Wildfire evacuees return home

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) – Some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated because of a fast-moving wildfire have returned to their homes near Yosemite National Park in California. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson says, “We’re not seeing the fire expand like we thought.” He says the one-square-mile blaze is now 35 percent contained. Fire […]

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Changes planned on how travelers can protest no-fly list

Changes planned on how travelers can protest no-fly list

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists. The move comes after a federal judge in Portland, Oregon ruled that there was no meaningful way to challenge the air travel ban, which the judge says is unconstitutional. […]

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Holder gets ready to visit Ferguson

Holder gets ready to visit Ferguson

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old. Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri today to meet with authorities taking part in a federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown. Meanwhile, Holder is calling for “an end to the acts of violence […]

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Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government audit says an “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job policing the tax. To help pay for […]

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Rights groups call for openness in Brown case

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Coalition members, including the ACLU and National Bar Association, have filed lawsuits seeking the incident report in the shooting of Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren […]

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Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Funeral services for the black 18-year-old killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri are planned for Monday. Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of Michael Brown, says the exact time and location for the memorial has not been finalized. The shooting of the unarmed Brown by officer Darren […]

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