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Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaul

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has agreed to overhaul its policies, training and practices as part of a sweeping deal with the Justice Department following the 2014 fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, city and federal officials announced Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Iconoclastic presidential hopefuls worry Dems, GOP in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are energizing grassroots voters as the first balloting of the 2016 presidential race draws near. Yet the three maverick contenders are also alarming political operatives over the damage each could wreak on their own parties' House candidates this November.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Fed keeps rates unchanged, will monitor global pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and financial markets, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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No injuries as fire closes New Orleans' historic Canal St.

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A stubborn six-alarm fire blanketed part of downtown New Orleans in eye-stinging smoke early Wednesday and forced the closure of historic Canal Street between the city's central business district and the French Quarter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Italian gay rights debate prompts rethink of sacred family

 

ROME (AP) — In Italy, family is considered so sacred that marriage is lauded in the Constitution. But what kind of family?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Federal pain panel rife with links to pharma companies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a third of the members on a government panel that made headlines by calling an effort to curb overprescribing of OxyContin and other painkillers "horrible," have drug-industry ties.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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