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Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee

Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut greenhouse gas pollution and […]

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Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence. He said Tuesday that hundreds more will be deployed to Ferguson, where fires and looting erupted Monday night after word that a grand […]

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US closes Impala brake probe with no recall

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – A U.S. safety agency has ended an investigation into Chevrolet Impala electronic braking systems without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into potential problems with nearly 106,000 2014 Impalas in April after getting two reports of unwanted braking. Investigators analyzed crash data and witness statements to determine […]

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Brown’s attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken. Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday they objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call […]

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama’s health care law. But experts say it’s going to take time for families to find the best deal for their finances – even as a larger political battle still […]

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US consumer confidence slips in November after October surge

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A fresh survey finds U.S. consumer confidence down in November following a big gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 88.7 in November, down from a seven-year high of 94.5 in October. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that the decline primarily reflects reduced […]

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Ferguson police Officer Wilson thanks supporters

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson has thanked those who have supported him since he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation in August. Wilson’s lawyers issued a statement Tuesday in which they say the 28-year-old officer and his family greatly appreciate the continued support of those who have stood […]

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Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this month’s midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society […]

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At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the […]

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Additional guardsmen dispatched to Ferguson

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon’s office announced early Tuesday that the additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, which was at the […]

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