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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. That stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements. But it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred […]

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Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut officials have examined a school bus company’s records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus. And authorities have learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge. Department of Motor Vehicles inspectors went to the M & J Bus […]

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July. The Commerce Department says consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June. It was the first decline in spending since January. […]

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2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group’s annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing today at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas. On Saturday, the crowd at the Koch brothers-backed […]

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Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus. Police in Farmington, Connecticut, say 44-year-old Tammy Costello, of Bristol, was arrested Wednesday morning after an officer saw the school bus swerve partially off a road. Students also told police the bus hit […]

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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the […]

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Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative leave after hearing complaints about what happened Monday afternoon. They say the seven-year driver resigned just […]

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4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it crashed and burst into […]

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Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of at least 17 years for a Detroit-area man convicted of murder for killing an unarmed woman on his porch. Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, returns to Wayne County court next Wednesday. Prosecutors say in a court filing that the sentencing guidelines for second-degree murder call […]

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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The goal is to prevent falls, which are the leading cause of injury in older adults and cost $30 billion yearly to treat. Conventional efforts include strengthening exercises. But University of Illinois in Chicago researchers are testing […]

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