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Clinton out of Denver event for embattled Dems

Clinton out of Denver event for embattled Dems

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

DENVER (AP) – Democrats say former President Bill Clinton has bowed out of a scheduled appearance to lend a hand to a pair of embattled Colorado candidates following the birth of his granddaughter. Clinton was to speak at a fundraiser Saturday for Sen. Mark Udall. Gov. John Hickenlooper was also scheduled to be at the […]

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DEA holding its final drug take-back day

DEA holding its final drug take-back day

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Drug Enforcement Administration is ending its “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” program after what it says has been a “very, very successful” run. The DEA’s Barbara Carreno says the agency has conducted eight of these events for people to dispose of old or unneeded prescription drugs, no questions asked, and they’ve […]

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After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago’s two international airports to a halt. At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway airports were cancelled. As […]

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Economy’s second-quarter rebound was faster than thought

Economy’s second-quarter rebound was faster than thought

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – It turns out the economy has recovered even more quickly than had been thought, following a dismal winter. According to the Commerce Department, second-quarter growth was measured at a 4.6 percent annual rate. That’s the fastest pace in more than two years, and higher than the previous estimate of 4.2 percent. The […]

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Flights resuming after fire at air traffic center forces hundreds of cancellations

Flights resuming after fire at air traffic center forces hundreds of cancellations

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Flights have begun taking off and landing again at Chicago’s two airports after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center forced hundreds of cancellations. All flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway airports were halted for more than five hours, causing disruptions across the U.S. air travel network. More […]

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Obama: Fighting Ebola must be a global priority

Obama: Fighting Ebola must be a global priority

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says that in an interconnected world, outbreaks of deadly viruses like Ebola have the potential to affect every nation. Obama was speaking to representatives of more than 40 countries attending a global health summit at the White House. The president says that while the U.S. is taking “an opportunity […]

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Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wants to put a stop to excessive payday or car title loans for military service members. The Defense Department is trying to close legal loopholes that have put hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive fees. New rules would toughen the Military Lending Act’s limits on […]

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Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – An official says an abandoned trailer containing up to 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken has been towed from a truck stop to a western Montana landfill. Alisha Johnson of the Missoula County Health Department says the trailer was towed a few miles along Interstate 90 Friday morning without any problems. She […]

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Defense: Columbine was school shooter’s motivation

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two expert witnesses hired by the defense say a Pennsylvania teenager charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his high school was motivated by the Columbine massacre. Psychologist Bruce Chambers testified Friday that 16-year-old Alex Hribal planned the stabbing for April 20, the 15th anniversary of the massacre, but […]

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Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns

Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. The recalled models include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max compact, Fusion midsize, Escape SUV and the Lincoln MKZ luxury car, all sold in North America. Ford says the restraints […]

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