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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) — It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Rain, snow to challenge eastern holiday travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast were heading out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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