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Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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AP sources: Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An ex-Marine's suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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