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Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 feet (14 meters).

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

It was the strongest quake to hit the region in generations.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from a Liberian man who died from Ebola is self-quarantined on a Caribbean cruise ship and is being monitored for infection.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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