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California adopts olive oil labeling standards

California adopts olive oil labeling standards

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product. State officials say the standards will take effect next Friday. They also require testing to determine whether most olive […]

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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal […]

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Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall elections will offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party’s future. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says the midterm elections are “crucial” to the nation’s families. She says the work to promote […]

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Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. District Judge Thomas Prince granted Friday the motion filed by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission. The lawsuit alleged the monument violates the state constitution’s ban against using public property to […]

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Army opens Ranger school to women

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. It’s one of the first steps in the broader effort to allow women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says he believes he will be able to put women […]

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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is “an affront to our basic humanity.” Obama spoke Friday as the White House unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault. A new public service announcement features Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers […]

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CIA halts spying in Europe

CIA halts spying in Europe

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The move is in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified National Security Agency documents. The pause in decades of […]

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Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. The 54-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges of making threats against […]

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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

DENVER (AP) – Educators say a surprising number of school science teachers don’t have the required training to handle hazardous chemicals and don’t know about standard safety measures. Fires have erupted twice in 12 days during science demonstrations in Nevada and Colorado, injuring a total of 17 people. Both involved methanol, a form of alcohol. […]

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Utah doctor gets up to life in wife’s murder

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

PROVO, Utah (AP) – A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. Martin MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub […]

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