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Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released, days after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them despite an order to provide them to The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Strong US jobs report keeps lid on markets

LONDON (AP) — A forecast-busting U.S. jobs report maintained the pressure on stocks Wednesday as it reinforced speculation that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus this month.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Obama, in speech, to focus on income disparities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Mandela putting up 'courageous fight'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Pa. museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, many Democrats, gun control advocates and law enforcement officials say the restrictions must be tightened.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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