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Girl said Uzi was too much for her

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX (AP) – Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. Her family members were focused on the girl because they […]

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Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn’t a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my iPhone services.

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Former Va. governor’s corruption case goes to jury

Former Va. governor’s corruption case goes to jury

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury. The seven-man, five-woman jury left the courtroom to begin deliberations Tuesday after hearing nearly two hours of instructions from U.S. District Judge James Spencer. The jury heard from dozens […]

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Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down. Opening arguments began Tuesday in a trial over the measure Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law in 2011. Opponents call it the […]

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US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

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NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records. The judges are questioning whether it could be extended to bank and credit card records as well. Questions about the scope of the program arose during arguments Tuesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit […]

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Insider trading case dismissed in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund […]

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Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving for 17 years in various roles. […]

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US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year. The Commerce Department says construction […]

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US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing […]

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US home prices rose at slower pace in July

US home prices rose at slower pace in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June’s year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent. Prices rose 1.2 […]

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