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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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One American released from North Korea, two remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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