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  • US increases security, though no threats cited

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the...

  • Business Highlights

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    ___ Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing...

  • 457 test negative for Ebola at NY-area airports

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the agency that operates the New York area's major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has tested positive since the program began this month and, as an extra precautionary measure, he has ordered stricter cleaning...

  • Manning won't laugh at a keep-away encore

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    DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend. He won't be nearly as jolly Thursday night if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year. The Broncos...

  • Gov. Christie announces Ebola joint response team

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    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat. Christie on Wednesday announced the creation of a joint response team to...

  • Ebola monitoring in Md. to depend on circumstances

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are working on a plan to monitor every person who returns to Maryland from countries stricken by Ebola, but the extent of the monitoring will depend on individual circumstances, the state's health secretary said Wednesday. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said...

  • Ex-DA slams Brownback ad using Wichita murders

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    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former district attorney who prosecuted two Wichita brothers for several murders during a 2000 crime spree criticized Gov. Sam Brownback Wednesday for trying to exploit the case in a new campaign ad. Former Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston...

  • Editor defends Sun-Times after reporter quits

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    CHICAGO (AP) — The publisher and editor of the Chicago Sun-Times has denied a former reporter's claims that the newspaper's owners improperly influenced newsroom decisions during the governor's race. Dave McKinney was the paper's Springfield bureau chief. He resigned Wednesday, saying...

  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market....

  • US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital will soon be heading home to Rhode Island but can expect months of fatigue and weakness, hospital officials said Wednesday. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia...

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