Archive for May 17th, 2014

Calmer winds help firefighters gain control

May 17, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.
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West Africa leaders vow to wage ‘total war’ on Boko Haram

May 17, 2014
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By John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau
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Obama allies revive push for Obamacare CEO

May 17, 2014
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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of healthcare experts close to the White House is urging the Obama administration to appoint a new chief executive officer to oversee Obamacare’s online health insurance exchanges and safeguard the next open enrollment period that begins in six months.
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Gunfire in east Ukraine; talks on crisis go on

May 17, 2014
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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained gunfire was heard throughout the night near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, the stronghold of pro-Russia fighters, ahead of a second round of European-brokered talks on Saturday aimed at resolving the crisis.
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Investors play it safe as doubt over economy rises

May 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has caught a case of the jitters.
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Political TV ads on health law total $445M

May 17, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) — A new analysis finds the nation’s health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history as the focus of extraordinarily high spending on negative political TV ads that have gone largely unanswered by the law’s supporters.
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As California fires rage, arson suspect arrested

May 17, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most of the blazes seemed to be dying down, despite the eruption of a new fire at the...
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Arkansas high court halts gay marriages

May 17, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop just as a final pair completed their paperwork at a Little Rock courthouse.
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Shut your ‘deathtrap’: GM probe reveals banned words list

May 17, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — The revelation of a list of banned words at General Motors is one of the odder twists in the company’s ongoing recall of 2.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches.
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Stock market manages slight gain after choppy day

May 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Better results from retailers and demand for telecommunications shares helped push the stock market to a small gain on Friday.
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