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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...
Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish
Issued: October 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner —...
US eyes sale of NY’s Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm
Issued: October 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week’s sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf...
CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'
Issued: October 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities are telling the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola." ...
Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?
Issued: October 13, 2014
What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? ...
Review site Yelp battles against extortion claims
Issued: October 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they...
Report: Climate change poses military challenges
Issued: October 13, 2014
Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect...
Health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola
Issued: October 12, 2014
DALLAS — A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear while providing hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested...
States accept greater burden for port improvements
Issued: October 11, 2014
SAVANNAH, Ga. — As Georgia and South Carolina reached milestones this week in their efforts to deepen waterways so that giant cargo ships can reach...
Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport
Issued: October 11, 2014
NEW YORK — Customs and health officials are starting a stepped-up Ebola screening program at New York's Kennedy International Airport for...
Clinton papers on Lewinsky, others released
Issued: October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House strategy to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky is...
Bernanke says he was reluctant on AIG bailout
Issued: October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American...
Tensions high as more protests planned in Missouri
Issued: October 10, 2014
ST. LOUIS — Tensions are high as the St. Louis region prepares for what's expected to be four days of large-scale protests and marches over the...
Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there
Issued: October 10, 2014
NEW YORK — Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good...
Clinton offers themes that could shape 2016 bid
Issued: October 10, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — As she explores another presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton often says anyone who seeks the White House needs a compelling...
New once-a-day pill for Hep C wins FDA approval
Issued: October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the grueling...
The latest developments on same-sex marriage
Issued: October 10, 2014
Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain...
FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics
Issued: October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics...


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