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Police probe Capitol Hill car chase; 1 woman dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement authorities were investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a barrier at the White House, setting off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown and ended with her being shot dead by police.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula — aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Karen threatens US during quiet hurricane season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen was poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. during what had been a relatively quiet hurricane season.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Overflowing tank cause of new leak at Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Search resumes for dead in migrant shipwreck

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Authorities were contending with choppy waters Friday in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Twitter dishes tantalizing tidbits in IPO treatise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the risk of a potentially damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sold stocks across the board Thursday as a U.S. government shutdown dragged into a third day and a survey showed disappointing growth at U.S. service industries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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