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U.S. hiring pullback could signal mild slowdown in growth

December 14, 2018

By Christopher Rugaber associated press WASHINGTON–U.S. job growth declined modestly in November, a move that could signal a slower but still steady pace of hiring and growth next year. The potential for a more anemic economy contributed to a sharp drop in the stock market Friday, December 7, sending the Dow Jones average down 560…

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Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

December 14, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) By Paul Steinhauser associated press MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat’s potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him “a lot more confident in making…

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UK fines Facebook over data privacy scandal, EU seeks audit

October 25, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At the same time, European Union lawmakers demanded an audit of Facebook to better understand how it handles information, reinforcing…

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100 passengers rescued from ferry that ran aground near pier

November 28, 2017

NEW YORK –More than 100 passengers have been rescued from a ferry that ran aground in New York’s East River. Police say it happened Monday evening just off a pier near the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan. The U.S. Coast Guard says the ferry was heading to the Rockaways area of Queens when it…

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Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5, aims at Caribbean islands

September 5, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Tuesday as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on a path toward the U.S. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma had sustained winds of 175mph (280 kph) and was centered about 270 miles (440 kilometers) east of Antigua. It was moving…

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Commissioner Richard Ross on death of missing Temple student: Suspect charged, “There are a lot of things we just don’t know right now”

September 2, 2017

UPDATE, 5:33 pm: AP is reporting that an  autopsy examination has determined that Jenna Burleigh was killed by a combination of blunt force trauma and strangulation. ————– By Monica Peters Joshua Hupperterz, a former Temple student with a criminal history, has been charged in the death of a 22-year-old missing woman. Police confirmed during a…

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Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State frat death of Tim Piazza

September 1, 2017

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Friday threw out involuntary manslaughter and felony assault counts filed against members of a Penn State fraternity in a pledge’s alcohol hazing-related death, ordering 12 of the frat brothers to stand trial on lesser counts. District Justice Allen Sinclair dismissed charges altogether against four of the members of…

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Houston opens convention center for residents fleeing Harvey floods

August 27, 2017

Houston (AP)–Many of the people that are arriving at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which has been opened as a shelter for people fleeing flooding, are from a public housing complex about a mile north. Clayton Homes public housing complex is bounded on one side by Interstate 45 and the other by Buffalo Bayou,…

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Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

August 24, 2017

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — a $758.7 million Powerball prize — after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of: “I called and told them I will not be coming…

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