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  • Multiple efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health advocates and lawmakers are working anew to bar children from working on tobacco farms. The campaign comes two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs — including harvesting...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 6. Swype -...

  • Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may quickly find its way...

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    iBook charts for week ending October 20, 2014: Top Paid Books 1.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 2.Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - 9780345544933 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3.The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks - 9781455502547 - (Grand...

  • 'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast. The African-American comedian wins her on-camera role after serving as a writer on the show last season. Jones has been a featured...

  • Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit....

  • Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel. That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they're...

  • Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country. The program's crew had to leave Argentina hastily last month after they faced violent protests for driving a car...

  • Review: Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore album

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Jessie Ware, "Tough Love" (Interscope) Jessie Ware's "Tough Love" is lovely, and that's not a tepid endorsement. No, the English singer's sophomore disc is lovely in the way of a sunset or a cruise around the lazy river after a long day at the waterpark. The whole thing is a pleasure...

  • Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys' Black Ball

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City's Hammerstein...

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