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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report developed under the leadership of Vice President Joe Biden. […]

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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – There is more good news about the HIV treatment pills that are used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. Researchers say that taking these prevention pills does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The results come from longer […]

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Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him – raising money for his fellow Democrats. On Tuesday, Obama is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four […]

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Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A huge wildfire covering 379 square miles in Washington state is only 2 percent contained, but fire officials say things are improving. Cooler temperatures and reduced winds are helping firefighters battle the blaze in Okanogan County, which fire officials estimate has burned about 150 homes.

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VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the veterans’ bill is decidedly rockier. The […]

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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. The Labor Department says prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May which had been the […]

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Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of November’s elections. Campaign spending is poised to make history, but that hasn’t drawn voters to the polls. Fifteen of the 25 states that have had statewide primary elections […]

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World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010′s […]

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White House reports drop in minors crossing border

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says a daily average of about 150 children were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He says that’s down from an average of 355 […]

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Marathon suspect’s friend guilty of impeding probe

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room several days after the 2013 […]

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