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Revel starts shutdown today after just 2 years

Revel starts shutdown today after just 2 years

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out today when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early tomorrow. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of […]

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Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march […]

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US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect today, but he says officials cannot penalize the doctors and clinics that sued for breaking it until after a hearing. The law requires doctors who […]

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says, “There are reasons to feel good about the direction that we’re headed.” Despite turmoil […]

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NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year. The […]

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Shuttle bus crash jams traffic into O’Hare airport

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O’Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period. Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Ana Pacheco says 15 people were taken to hospitals. She did not have information on […]

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Prosecutor: McDonnells had ‘corrupt understanding’

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors are asking jurors to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In their closing arguments Friday, prosecutors’ asked the panel to think about why a Virginia businessman gave the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why […]

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Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about […]

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US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. The increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 from 81.8 in July. Still, it has barely risen in the past year. Consumers […]

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Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will sum up the case for the jury Friday. The five-week trial featured the testimony of the former governor and the prosecution’s star witness, wealthy vitamin entrepreneur Jonnie […]

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