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GM will pay $900M to settle criminal case over ignition switches

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to resolve criminal charges over its concealment of an ignition-switch defect linked to at least 169 deaths, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2015

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Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.

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Seattle Aquarium trains otter to use inhaler for asthma

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.

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Death toll from flash flooding in southern Utah rises to 19

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The death toll from flash floods that ripped through southern Utah reached 19 on Thursday after searchers found the final body from a group of seven hikers that were trapped in a narrow canyon in Zion National Park.

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Captive snake with no male companion gives birth _ again

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.

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Applications for US jobless aid fall to very low 264,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in two months, suggesting employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers.

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More than 2,000 enslaved fishermen rescued in 6 months

AMBON, Indonesia (AP) — More than 2,000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, liberated as a result of an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the U.S. from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.

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2 more bodies found bringing death toll in wildfires to 5

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two more bodies have been found in homes burned by a California wildfire, bringing the death toll from the blazes in the northern part of the state to five.

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