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Active duty military suicides drop; Reserves go up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the military who took their own lives dropped by more than 15 percent, according to new data.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.

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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants.

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Retailers get creative with Pinterest

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, Nordstrom and other big chains are pinning their hopes of attracting shoppers on social media.

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Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

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Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday.

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Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

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Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.

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