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Warren running for president? ‘I don’t think so’

Warren running for president? ‘I don’t think so’

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she doesn’t think she’s running for president in in 2016, a shift from her usual script. The liberal favorite typically answers the question by saying, “I am not running for president.” But when she was asked again by People magazine, she answered, “I don’t think so.” The […]

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White House fence jumper held without bond

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom. The defendant has been charged with felonies for assaulting […]

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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified. President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team – he called it “a SWAT team, essentially” – to be sent within hours to […]

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

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Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy. The owner of Austin Layne Mortuary says relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr. will release the autopsy findings Thursday at the funeral home. Myers was fatally shot Oct. 8 by an […]

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US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old Mukpo was released from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit Wednesday and flew back to Rhode Island […]

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Accused White House intruder had been arrested there before

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – This isn’t the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped […]

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Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week. The average rate is […]

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Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading in August which originally had been reported as a small 0.2 percent […]

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Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the National Highway […]

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