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Obama aims to clamp down on federal student loan servicers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt with a presidential memorandum he will issue on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Aircraft makers urge ban on lithium battery shipments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk," according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's not just Gov. Scott Walker.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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APPLE EVENT LIVE: You've seen it. Are you going to buy it?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch — for 18 hours a day. That's how long the battery will last on an average day.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Torture report provided rare public accountability for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate report on the CIA's post-Sept. 11 brutal interrogations shows how a rigorous examination of a secret agency can expose misconduct, incompetence and bureaucratic spin, even for doubters of the investigation's assertion that torture did not work.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Toddler improving after 14 hours in upside-down car in river

 

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Police say a baby who spent some 14 hours upside down in a car seat in freezing temperatures after her mother crashed their car into a Utah river is improving and expected to live.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Obama calls for effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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