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Policy snags hold up $1.1 trillion spending bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill, including a provision that could lead to pension cuts for more than 1 million retirees and a plan to relax new regulations on some risky financial products.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Guard arrested in death of NYC inmate in hot cell

NEW YORK (AP) — A jail guard accused of skipping her rounds and falsifying a logbook to cover it up was charged Monday in connection with the death of a mentally ill inmate in his stifling 101-degree cell.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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US, NATO end Afghan combat command after 13 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and NATO closed their combat command in Afghanistan on Monday, more than 13 years after invading the country in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to target al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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Rolling Stone clarifies its apology on UVA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the magazine's fault, not the alleged victim's.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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