Archive for January 15th, 2014

Senate committee: Benghazi attack was preventable

January 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the deadly assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, laying blame on the State Department, the intelligence community — even the late Ambassador Chris Stevens — for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area.
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Apple reaches $32.5M consent decree with U.S. over app purchases

January 15, 2014
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By Diane Bartz and Alina Selyukh
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Senate panel backs Raskin for Treasury post, again

January 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee backed Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin on Wednesday to be the Treasury Department’s No. 2 official, sending the nomination to the full Senate for a second time where final approval looks likely.
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U.S. Senate hearing to urge quicker commodity limits on banks

January 15, 2014
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By Anna Louie Sussman
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Bombings in Iraq striking markets, funeral kill 41

January 15, 2014
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BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad killed at least 41 people Wednesday, authorities said, as the country remains gripped by violence after al-Qaida-linked militants took control of two cities in western Anbar province.
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Google builds a ‘Nest’ for future of smart homes

January 15, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation.
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Fenner warns strong pound, order delays to hit earnings

January 15, 2014
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(Reuters) – Fenner Plc on Wednesday warned a stronger pound could hurt earnings, and said revenue in its polymer business was expected to be lower as some orders get delayed.
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Senate hearing to press for quicker commodity bank curbs

January 15, 2014
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By Anna Louie Sussman
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N.M. school had ‘active shooter’ training

January 15, 2014
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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon and he was taken into custody, officials and witnesses said.
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U.S. judge strikes down Okla. same-sex marriage ban

January 15, 2014
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Tuesday, but headed off any rush to the altar by setting aside his order while state and local officials complete an appeal.
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