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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin […]

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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria — and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the […]

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Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues

Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) – Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren’t harboring the suspect in last month’s deadly ambush of a state police barracks. The Pocono Mountain School District was closed Tuesday while police searched the district’s campus in Swiftwater. Police scoured the […]

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New Ebola ‘czar’ to meet with Obama, top aides

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is convening a meeting Wednesday with his new Ebola “czar,” Ron Klain, and other top aides. Klain is a former White House adviser who is Obama’s Ebola response coordinator. He also has meetings scheduled with various White House teams leading the government’s response to Ebola at home and in […]

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Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) – The lawyer for an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub says the man was treated well by the North Korean government and is in good health. Attorney Timothy Tepe says the family of detainee Jeffrey Fowle is overjoyed […]

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Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

BEIJING (AP) – A top Red Cross official says he is confident the Ebola epidemic can be contained within four to six months. The secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy, told a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday that the time frame is possible if […]

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Democratic chair: Election is ‘neck and neck’

Democratic chair: Election is ‘neck and neck’

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is “a neck and neck” situation. Florida Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman-Schultz says Nov. 4 isn’t a referendum on President Barack Obama. And she’s brushing off talk that endangered Democratic Senate incumbents are trying to avoid associating with President […]

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out a new list of vehicles, increasing the number from 4.7 […]

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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains dormant. The Labor Department says consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September after having falling 0.2 percent in August. […]

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment affects payments for more than 70 million Social Security […]

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