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Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. Cook says that for years he’s been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of […]

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Nurse fights quarantine

Nurse fights quarantine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – State police in Maine plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who’s promising to defy the state’s quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients. State officials want nurse Kaci Hickox to remain in voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10, when the 21-day incubation for her last […]

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US gov’t tells Takata to make more air bag parts

US gov’t tells Takata to make more air bag parts

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto safety regulators are telling a company that made faulty air bags to manufacture replacement parts faster and do more testing to find out what’s causing the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under fire for its slow response to safety issues, sent letters Wednesday to Japanese air bag maker […]

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Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s clear that there’s a need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. At a forum in Washington on Wednesday, Holder wouldn’t say […]

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Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to rule that subsidies that […]

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Minnesota white spruce to hit road to US Capitol

Minnesota white spruce to hit road to US Capitol

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) – A white spruce from north-central Minnesota is about to hit the road to Washington where it will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The 88-foot-tall tree from the Chippewa National Forest was cut down Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke at the tree-cutting ceremony. The Democrat called it “a proud […]

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Ebola readiness lacking in many ways

Ebola readiness lacking in many ways

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – An Associated Press review of readiness at U.S. hospitals and other medical facilities shows that the nation’s health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system. AP reporters examined multiple indicators of […]

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UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages

UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – UPS expects to deliver more than 34 million packages on the busiest day of the holiday season, double the amount on a normal day. The Atlanta company expects the peak day to be Monday, Dec. 22. UPS forecast Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages in December, 11 percent more than […]

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Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford says it’s recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The company says it traced the problem to rust […]

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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. The move goes beyond precautions recommended by the Obama administration for civilians, although President Barack Obama has made clear he feels […]

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