12-08-2016  8:12 am      •     

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Protesters take inspiration from the popular revolts in Tunisia, Egypt

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis demanded the president step down in nationwide protests Thursday, taking inspiration from the popular revolt in Tunisia and vowing to continue until their U.S.-backed government falls.


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Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission says Wall Street took too many risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government-appointed panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis says the meltdown occurred because government officials and Wall Street executives ignored warning signs and failed to manage risks.


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300,000 Washington DC residents without power

NEW YORK (AP) -- A storm that had been predicted for days caught much of the East Coast off guard with its ferocity, tearing through with lightning, thunder and mounds of wet snow


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Retiree program projected to go bankrupt by 2037

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Social Security's finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement.


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Doctors upgrade her condition from 'serious' to 'good'

HOUSTON (AP) -- Police stood guard as an ambulance took Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from intensive care to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston on Wednesday, an encouraging step that came after doctors upgraded her condition from serious to good.


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The government borrows 40 cents for every dollar it spends

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A continuing weak economy and last month's bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government's deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimates predicts.


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New emphasis on innovation and infrastructure improvements

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought to put a fresh face on his revamped economic message Wednesday, singling out three Wisconsin factories the White House says would benefit from the administration's new emphasis on innovation and infrastructure improvements.


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Case nearly unraveled after defendant was convicted on only one of more than 280 counts

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first, and possibly the last, Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a case that nearly unraveled when the defendant was convicted on just one of more than 280 counts.


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.


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Michael Jackson's doctor is ready to go to trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death, his lawyers say.

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