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  • After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of...

  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still hazy. Though the unemployment rate has steadily dropped, Yellen suggested that other...

  • Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency,...

  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan...

  • Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday. Nobody was injured in the afternoon explosion at the test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. The...

  • USA Pro Challenge boosts bottom line for some Colorado Springs businesses

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Final sales figures from restaurants, hotels and stores won't be tallied for several more weeks, but some area businesses say they got a nice economic boost from the USA Pro Challenge that came to the Pikes Peak region for two days this week. In downtown Colorado Springs, where Stage...

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a...

  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange. The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit...

  • Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap. Here's a more detailed look: BEAN BAG CHAIRS...

  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to...

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