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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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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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