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Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a drunken driver on a California highway slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Typhoon highlights weak Philippine infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under a reforming president, the Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan has highlighted a key weakness: fragile and patchy infrastructure after decades of neglect and corruption.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed

 

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The day after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly here to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country's deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Medicaid is health overhaul's early success story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The underdog of government health care programs is emerging as the rare early success story of President Barack Obama's technologically challenged health overhaul.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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US Postal Service wins Amazon Sunday deliveries

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out Sunday package delivery as part of a new deal with the U.S. Postal Service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Late-payment rate on mortgages down in 3Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, aided by rising home values, low interest rates and stable job gains.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Experts: Man, nature share typhoon tragedy blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Haiyan storm surges caught Philippines by surprise

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hours before Typhoon Haiyan hit, Philippine authorities moved 800,000 people to sturdy evacuation centers — churches, schools and public buildings. But the brick-and-mortar structures were simply no match for the jet-force winds and massive walls of waves that swept ashore Friday, devastating cities, towns and villages and killing thousands, including many of those who had huddled in government shelters.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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