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Panel rejects ban on air shipments of fire-prone batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. aviation panel has rejected a ban on rechargeable battery shipments on passenger airliners despite evidence they can cause explosions and unstoppable, in-flight fires, aviation officials told The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Glamour's Women of the Year: Witherspoon, Jenner, Copeland

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as "The Peacemakers of Charleston" are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Astronaut takes spacewalk right before setting US record

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, took his first spacewalk Wednesday just hours before setting a new U.S. flight record.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to stay healthy or buy beauty products.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor was fired on Wednesday. The sheriff called his actions "unacceptable," and said videos recorded by her classmates show the girl posed no danger to anyone.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Storm expected to bring heavy rain, wind to East Coast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A storm that includes some remnants of Hurricane Patricia was expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the East Coast on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads guilty to evading bank laws

CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading banking laws in a hush-money scheme, averting a potentially lurid trial by agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends the former House speaker serve no more than six months in prison.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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