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Christie defends NJ’s quarantine rules

Christie defends NJ’s quarantine rules

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is defending his state’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine on medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who’ve had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Christie told NBC’s “Today” show that governors “ultimately have responsibility to protect the public health of people within their borders.” […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook declares Apple Pay a success with 1 million activations in first 3 days

Apple CEO Tim Cook declares Apple Pay a success with 1 million activations in first 3 days

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Apple’s CEO is declaring the company’s new mobile payment system a success. At a tech industry conference in Laguna Beach, California, last night, Tim Cook boasted that the Apple Pay system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely […]

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Nurse who had Ebola being released from hospital

Nurse who had Ebola being released from hospital

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – Amber Vinson, a nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient in Dallas, is now virus-free, and was celebrated by her caregivers as courageous and passionate before getting out of the hospital on Tuesday. Another nurse who was held for days against her will […]

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Missouri prepares for 9th execution of 2014

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri is preparing to execute a man who wasn’t able to appeal his conviction in federal court because his attorneys missed a filing deadline to do so. Mark Christeson is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. CDT Wednesday for the killing of a woman and her two children in 1998. Christeson […]

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US consumer confidence rose in October

US consumer confidence rose in October

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth. The Conference Board says that its confidence index climbed to 94.5, reversing a dip to 89 in September from a nearly seven-year high of 93.4 in August. Over the past month, more Americans have become optimistic […]

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Bombing suspect’s friend convicted of lying to FBI

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack. Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, was convicted of both counts Tuesday. Prosecutors say he lied about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room while two other friends removed potential evidence three days after the […]

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Lowe’s introduces customer service robots to help customers find and buy items

Lowe’s introduces customer service robots to help customers find and buy items

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Lowe’s is testing whether robots can improve customer service in its stores. The machines look like white columns with two large screens on either side of them. They have wheels that allow them move and are equipped with 3D cameras to scan and identify items. Customers can research items they are […]

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US home price gains slow further in August

US home price gains slow further in August

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable for buyers in the months ahead. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.6 percent in August from 12 months earlier. That’s down from 6.7 percent in July. Home prices […]

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Ebola nurse who was quarantined now in Maine

Ebola nurse who was quarantined now in Maine

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has returned to Maine, where her partner is a student. An attorney representing Kaci Hickox said Tuesday that she’s at an “undisclosed location.” Her partner’s home in Fort Kent was quiet with […]

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Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DENVER (AP) – Relatives of Denver Broncos fan Paul Kitterman are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could have vanished without a trace during last Thursday’s game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman went to the game in Denver with stepson Jarod Tonneson, who says his […]

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