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Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case

DALLAS (AP) — A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

 

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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US existing home sales rise in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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