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Can youths in 'hackathon' help struggling city help itself?

 

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Can computer coding help turn this impoverished city around? One nonprofit group thinks so, and is bringing together youths and professional programmers for Camden's first "hackathon" this weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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AP Sources: EPA tightening limits on smog-causing ozone

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton's age, Jeb Bush's height, Chris Christie's weight, Donald Trump's net worth, Carly Fiorina's marital status and Bobby Jindal's birthplace.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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'Joaquin' strengthens to Category 4, batters Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Joaquin strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Thursday as it roared through lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas, and forecasters said it could grow still more intense before following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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1 dies in flooding as storms threaten to move up East Coast

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One person died Thursday as heavy flooding submerged cars and closed streets in South Carolina, and the drenching storms were expected to move up the East Coast, a region already swamped by rain.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Official: At least 7 dead, 20 hurt in Oregon shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — At least seven people were killed and 20 injured Thursday in a shooting at a southwestern Oregon community college, State Police Lt. Bill Fugate said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Oregon marijuana shops begin sales to recreational users

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges greater discretion in sentencing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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