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Yellen is Obama choice to succeed Bernanke at Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a lengthy and politically charged search, President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's vice chair, to be chairman of the nation's powerful central bank, succeeding Ben Bernanke at a pivotal time for the economy and the Fed's monetary policies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013

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In 'Afterlife,' Archie Comics veers into horror

The vibrant, cheerful and safe town of Riverdale is getting a ghoulish makeover.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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High court leery of campaign contribution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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Family: Man who set self on fire was mentally ill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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2nd chemical weapons team heading for Syria

 

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday the organization is sending a second team of inspectors to Syria to expand its high-stakes, high-risk mission to rid Syria of its poison gas stockpile.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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In Vegas, eye in the sky guards money, not guests

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hotel maid Brandi Patrick was chased down the hallway at the Flamingo casino last year by a nearly naked man. She said she had to lock herself in a cleaning closet and, as the man rattled the handle, fumble around in her pockets to find her cellphone so she could call security.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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Questionable design blamed for health website woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse available health plans under President Barack Obama's overhaul appears to have led to many of the program's technical problems, independent experts say.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

LONDON (AP) — A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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