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Factories in Philadelphia region grow more slowly in October though remain healthy

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:31am
Factories in the Philadelphia region expanded at a weaker pace in October as shipments and hiring slowed.
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NYC 911 dispatchers forbidden from saying ‘Ebola’ on the radio

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02am
New York City officials are so jittery about causing widespread Ebola panic that 911 dispatchers have been forbidden from dropping any "E"-bombs over the radios, The New York Post has learned.
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Las Vegas Irish pub expects to break longest-concert record Thursday

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:01am
An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to break a Guinness World Record after hosting more than two weeks of nearly nonstop live music.
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Ex-Pennsylvania county inmate gets state prison sentence for using name confusion to escape

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:46am
A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9 to 24 months in state prison for taking advantage of county jail guards who were confused by her similar-sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another inmate.
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US stocks open lower, but sell-off continues in Europe; Growth worries dog markets

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:35am
U.S. stocks are opening lower while European markets suffer even steeper declines.
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Ohio State clarifies rules of changing uniforms, hotel socializing for marching band members

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:53pm
Ohio State University tells federal officials the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.
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John McEnroe's son's NYC drug-possession case put on track for dismissal if he gets treatment

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:43pm
A son of tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal will get a New York City drug-possession case dismissed if he stays out of trouble and gets treatment.
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Oregon psychic pleads guilty in con that cost timber heir of millions of dollars

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:25pm
A psychic has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax charges after authorities said she duped the heir to an Oregon timber fortune of millions of dollars and used some of it to travel with her boyfriend and buy expensive cars.
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New Indiana University statue of WWII correspondent, alum Ernie Pyle has misspelling

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:21pm
Ernie Pyle's statue needs an edit.
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Questions and answers about potential hurricane lumbering toward Hawaii

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:58pm
Residents on Hawaii's southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava.
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College students claim they were threatened after handing out Constitutions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:56pm
Four Southern Oregon University students claim university officials threatened to call the police and take disciplinary action against them last week after they passed out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked other students to sign a petition to end limitations on areas where students can demonstrate.
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Body exhumed in Alabama is not most wanted fugitive accused of killing family in 1976

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:39pm
An unidentified body exhumed in Alabama is not the man accused of using a sledgehammer to kill his family in Maryland in 1976, the FBI said Wednesday.
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General: Social Media Age Spotlights Soldiers' Ethical Standards

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:23pm
The Army is looking to build a soldier who can look at an enemy’s cruelties yet not adopt or resort to the same brutality.
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Oil spill plaintiff lawyers fight BP effort to oust claims administrator citing conflict

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:15pm
Lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who say they were financially harmed by the 2010 BP oil spill are fighting the oil giant's efforts to remove the administrator of a damage claims settlement arising from the disaster.
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Court battle over ownership of giant, 840-pound emerald is nearing resolution.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:10pm
The convoluted court battle over ownership of an 840-pound emerald appears to be nearing resolution.
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US stocks swoon, extending market losses, as traders dump risky assets and favor bonds

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:55am
Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.
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Cops: Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90, ‘only trying to hurt her'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:45am
Authorities say a 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman told a Pennsylvania state trooper he was "only trying to hurt her."
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US military operations in Syria and Iraq officially named "Inherent Resolve"

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:38am
Weeks into its air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has finally announced a name for the operation: "Inherent Resolve." That's the word from a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Col. Ed Thomas, who says his office was ultimately responsible for the naming decision.
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Carbon monoxide leak at Colorado recreational center sickens 12; 1 child hospitalized

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:59am
A faulty boiler used to heat the swimming pool at a recreation center in northern Colorado is believed to be the source of carbon monoxide that sickened 12 people, including at least one child who was hospitalized.
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Police: More seriously injured of park rangers stabbed on Boston Common expected to survive

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:43am
Police say the more seriously injured of the two park rangers stabbed on Boston Common is out of surgery and improving.
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