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Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Same-sex marriages begin in the South

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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1st banker conviction in UK market-fixing case

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office says a senior executive from a U.K. bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in a case of market-rigging.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Balloon stolen at Albuquerque Balloon Fest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California woman wasn't able to honor her late husband at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta after a thief made off with the balloon her daughter planned to pilot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Feds: Illinois man wanted to join Islamic State

CHICAGO (AP) — An American teenager who expressed disgust with Western society was arrested at a Chicago airport, from where he intended to travel to Turkey so that he could sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to criminal complaint released Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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