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Canada's PM Says Shooting Rampage Was Terrorism
Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:01 AM
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. ``We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated,'' Prime Minister Stephen Harper ...
Senate Democrats Return to KY Race with TV Ads
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:11 PM
Senate Democrats are reversing course and putting campaign cash back behind Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday said it has asked stations to set aside $650,000 in ad time. A committee official shared the plan with The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because he was not ...
Poll: Most Expect GOP Victory in November
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00 AM
Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. And by a 47 to 39 percent margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, Republicans hold advantages on top issues like the economy and protecting the country. Yet, relatively few voters have a positive view of ...
Homeland Security Sets New Screening for Ebola
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:09 PM
The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease. Customs and Border Protection officers earlier this month started screening passengers from West Africa who arrived at New York's ...
Court to Decide if Convicted Felon Can Sell Guns
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:00 AM
The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities. The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with distributing marijuana. He agreed to turn over 19 firearms to the FBI as a ...
Survey: Pay Raises Rare Despite Strong US Hiring
Monday, October 20, 2014 4:00 AM
A new business survey finds hiring is healthy but pay raises, not so much. The quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics finds that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That's down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still added jobs at ...
Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump
Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:47 AM
For the third straight year, millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits can expect historically small pay increases come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise of about $20 a month for the typical ...
Eye on the Market with David O. England
Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:00 AM
Buy Recommendation II It is time for another "best of breed" books that make great gifts for investors and traders. My heart is in financial education, with the goal "to teach my students how to make better-educated financial decisions. It is rare to find a book focusing on options that is not condescending or over technical. Years ago, I ran across an author with this ...
White House Remains Opposed to Travel Ban
Friday, October 17, 2014 9:05 PM
The White House is reaffirming its opposition to a travel ban that would stop people from coming to the United States from West Africa. Among those now calling for such a ban is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He also says he has asked President Barack Obama to have Ebola cases sent quickly to facilities that are better able to deal with the disease. A man from West Africa died of Ebola at a Dallas ...
7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Enterovirus
Friday, October 17, 2014 5:36 AM
As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death, according to Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from seven patients who died and had ...
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