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US economy adds 74K jobs, rate falls to 6.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note and could raise questions about the economy's recent strength.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Missouri man accused of rape avoids felony

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Conflicting stories, the fog of underage intoxication and the disappearance of cellphone video of an alleged Missouri sexual assault two years ago led a special prosecutor to reach the same conclusion as the initial prosecutor in the case: There simply wasn't enough evidence to gain a felony conviction.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Trapped trucker survives hours in subzero temps

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Rutledge's eyelid had frozen shut. His voice was hoarse after competing for hours with bitter-cold wind and humming truck engines while screaming for help. He was losing consciousness, pinned under his rig in sub-zero temperatures at an Indiana truck stop.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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US employers may post a 5th month of solid hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Healthy U.S. economic growth in the second half of last year has raised expectations that 2013 ended with a fifth straight month of solid hiring.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Chemical spill shuts down much of W.Va. capital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day's business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the cause and extent of the incident remained unclear.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Activists: Nearly 500 dead in Syria rebel clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting between an al-Qaida-linked group and a loose alliance of more moderate and ultraconservative rebel brigades has killed nearly 500 people over the past week in northern Syria, an activist group said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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AP Exclusive: New jobless benefit plan advanced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed optimism Thursday about chances for compromise on jobless legislation, and officials said talks were focused on a scaled-back program that is fully paid for and would provide up to 31 weeks of benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Ohio trooper praised for arrest of man with bombs

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was praised for his actions in a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a man with bombs and other weapons in his vehicle.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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