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Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola
Issued: October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in...
Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet
Issued: October 16, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely...
Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux
Issued: October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — 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...
FBI director warns against cellphone encryption
Issued: October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled,...
US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low
Issued: October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest signal that companies...
Stepped up Ebola screening starts at 4 US airports
Issued: October 16, 2014
NEWARK, N.J. — Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the...
US steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis
Issued: October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that...
A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173
Issued: October 15, 2014
Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge. ...
New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas
Issued: October 15, 2014
DALLAS — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated a Liberian man in the days before he died of...
Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks
Issued: October 15, 2014
DALLAS — News that a health worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus...
Fed survey finds moderate growth nationwide
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy was strengthening in most regions of the country in September to early October, helped by gains in consumer spending,...
Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A new study says cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed because it won't...
HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts
Issued: October 15, 2014
NEW YORK — No cable? No problem. ...
Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead,...
US budget deficit drops to $483B, lowest since 2008
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the...
Supreme Court weighs generic drug dispute
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's...
Officials: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola
Issued: October 15, 2014
DALLAS — A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease,...
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Issued: October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that...
Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?
Issued: October 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Teeth-bleaching isn't brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued...
Virgin America, a passenger favorite, facing change to please Wall Street
Issued: October 14, 2014
NEW YORK — Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to...
How plasma transfusions, antibodies fight Ebola
Issued: October 14, 2014
A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting...
Trump casinos seek judge OK to end union contract
Issued: October 14, 2014
WILMINGTON, DEL. — The parent company of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal is asking a bankruptcy court judge to let it terminate its union...
Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play
Issued: October 14, 2014
NEW YORK — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York’s Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to...
Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy
Issued: October 14, 2014
NEW YORK — If you’re a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices —...
DC adds race to nation's debate on legalizing pot
Issued: October 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on...


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