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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Senate set to send farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation's farmers to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Court hearing set over gay marriage ban in Va.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Cable merger future-proofs against Internet's rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you buy a TV, sales clerks often pitch you on "future proofing" your set. Turns out, buying a cable TV company relies largely on the same principle.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Markets steady despite massive sell-off in Japan

LONDON (AP) — Financial markets steadied Tuesday after the turmoil of the previous day reverberated into the Asian session. However, lingering concerns over the U.S. economy and emerging markets kept the mood among investors jittery.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Yellen sworn in as Fed chair in brief ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Feds want cars to be able to talk to each other

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising hopes of preventing many collisions, transportation officials say they'll propose requiring that automakers equip new cars and light trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with each other,

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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