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Panel popping plane; scary but not dangerous

Scary, most definitely, but not unsafe: That's the assessment of aviation safety experts about an American Airlines flight during which the wall panels cracked loose, prompting an emergency landing at San Francisco International airport.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death

DENVER (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail and awarded his family a record $4.65 million in damages, a verdict an attorney said should send a message to law enforcement everywhere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Record number of black candidates seeking office

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Shire: AbbVie should proceed with $55B acquisition

The drugmaker Shire wants AbbVie to stick with its roughly $55 billion acquisition bid, and it is reminding its U.S. counterpart of the hefty breakup fee it will receive if things don't work out.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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With their mark on Earth, humans may name era, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Dallas nurse with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said Tuesday that she was "doing well," while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new infections a week within two months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Hong Kong protesters barricade tunnel near govt HQ

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists clashed with police and barricaded a tunnel near Hong Kong's government headquarters late Tuesday, expanding their protest zone again after being cleared out of some other streets in the latest escalation of tensions in a weekslong political crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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