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Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

January 15th, 2014 3:09 pm by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps.

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MSHA to cut 161 jobs

MSHA to cut 161 jobs

January 15th, 2014 1:55 pm by Hank Hayes

Health care provider Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) announced job cuts Wednesday amid “significant reimbursement cuts and volume declines” associated with federal health care reform.

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House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

January 15th, 2014 12:44 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties.

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Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

January 15th, 2014 12:40 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

With chronic illnesses like heart problems, diabetes and cancer taking a toll on seniors as well as Medicare's budget, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday proposed a new approach.

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Pot debates continue even where it's legal

Pot debates continue even where it's legal

January 15th, 2014 8:30 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado and Washington, but debates over the drug are far from over. Here's a look at debates emerging in various states.

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Gate City woman faces false report, weapons charges

Gate City woman faces false report, weapons charges

January 15th, 2014 8:17 am by Wes Bunch

A woman accused of faking a stabbing last year to conceal her son’s involvement in a string of neighborhood burglaries had her bond revoked Monday due to weapons charges.

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Update: 12-year-old shoots two classmates at New Mexico school

Update: 12-year-old shoots two classmates at New Mexico school

January 14th, 2014 11:51 pm by Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said an 11-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl arrived in serious condition. Her condition was upgraded to satisfactory Tuesday evening.

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Parents concerned after school janitor accused of being peeping Tom

Parents concerned after school janitor accused of being peeping Tom

January 14th, 2014 11:38 pm by Associated Press

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessean reports 48-year-old Victor Manuel Alvarado of Antioch remained jailed Monday in Williamson County on a charge of observation without consent. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

January 14th, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

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Israeli defense chief's comments spark spat with U.S.

Israeli defense chief's comments spark spat with U.S.

January 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper quoted the defense minister Tuesday as deriding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts as naive and foolhardy, triggering an angry response from Washington.

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