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US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

January 2nd, 2015 6:00 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions. Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks.

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LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost

LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost

January 2nd, 2015 1:04 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

Federal agencies, organizations such as the National Football League and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are now trying to expand their vendor pools by explicitly encouraging bids from gay, lesbian and transgender contractors.

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U.S. factories grow at slowest pace in 6 months

U.S. factories grow at slowest pace in 6 months

January 2nd, 2015 12:56 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Americans are buying more cars and appliances, boosting demand for factory-made goods.

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'Something had to change': Newlywed finds focus, loses 62 pounds in 2014

'Something had to change': Newlywed finds focus, loses 62 pounds in 2014

January 2nd, 2015 11:38 am by Marci Gore

It took her eight months, but Laura Bledsoe said she did lose the 50 pounds, and has since lost another 12 pounds, making her total weight loss 62 pounds.

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FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

January 2nd, 2015 10:56 am by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

FDA drug approvals are considered a barometer of industry innovation and the federal government's efficiency in reviewing new therapies.

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KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

January 2nd, 2015 9:53 am by Nick Shepherd

After speaking to an employee of the store, police learned that as the employee was exiting the store for the day, he was met by a man brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, who pushed him back inside.

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Police: Telford man tried to kill man who intervened in Johnson City Walmart argument

Police: Telford man tried to kill man who intervened in Johnson City Walmart argument

January 2nd, 2015 9:36 am by NET News Service

A Telford man was charged with attempted second-degree murder early this morning after he ran down a man in a Johnson City Walmart parking lot, police said in a news release.

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Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

January 2nd, 2015 9:31 am by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Stores dedicated to selling pianos like Foster's are dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard or a used piano.

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Some AirAsia victims found belted in seats

Some AirAsia victims found belted in seats

January 2nd, 2015 9:29 am by ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press

After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, pulling bodies from the sea, some still strapped to their seats.

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European stocks drift lower amid eurozone fears

European stocks drift lower amid eurozone fears

January 2nd, 2015 9:17 am by PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

The euro was in retreat too after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated the bank could soon back a further monetary stimulus.

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