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FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The FBI says it’s working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. Bloomberg.com says Russian hackers attacked the U.S financial system this month in possible retaliation against U.S. government-sponsored sanctions aimed at Russia. The New York Times says account information and […]

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Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WHITING, Ind. (AP) – A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had “an operational incident” on a process unit about 9 p.m. He said in a statement […]

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US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half. The Commerce Department’s […]

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Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

GENEVA (AP) – The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could exceed 20,000 cases. That’s more than six times as many as right now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher […]

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 […]

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX (AP) – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor in Arizona, by a 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun, has generated angry social-media comments, with people asking why a child was allowed to use an automatic weapon. Many are expressing sympathy for the girl, while questioning whether the adults at the gun […]

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‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police say officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery killed a crew member with the “Cops” television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect’s Airsoft handgun was real, but that it fires […]

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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) – A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man’s two sons. David Barajas cried when the verdict was read Wednesday. He faced up to life in prison, if convicted. Prosecutors had alleged […]

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Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has married a nurse who helped him recover. James Costello married Christa D’Agostino on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Boston in front of about 160 guests. The Hyatt and other wedding vendors donated their services. A photograph of Costello with […]

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Newborn found in trash on ventilator; Mom arrested

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

KEARNS, Utah (AP) – A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor’s trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson said Wednesday the two-day-old girl was still on a ventilator and fighting for […]

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