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AP NewsBreak: Girl Scouts membership drops sharply

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's authority to screen airline passengers for potential Ebola exposure and order them quarantined if necessary is far-reaching and rooted in the Constitution and federal law, public health experts say.

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Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

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New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

NEW YORK (AP) — With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room.

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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FEC opens door to more convention cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is giving political parties new flexibility to pay for their presidential nominating conventions.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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