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Teen stowaway case shows holes in airport security system

Teen stowaway case shows holes in airport security system

April 22nd, 2014 7:40 am by OSKAR GARCIA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach.

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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

April 22nd, 2014 7:28 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its legions of customers.

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Prison doctor fired after Kentucky inmate on hunger strike dies

Prison doctor fired after Kentucky inmate on hunger strike dies

April 21st, 2014 6:43 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death.

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As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

April 21st, 2014 3:43 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

After the 9/11 attacks, many Americans joined the military and headed to Afghanistan and Iraq. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, thousands of young officers are being told they have to leave.

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Teen stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

Teen stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

April 21st, 2014 12:42 pm by By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A 16-year-old boy survived a harrowing trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean after climbing into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet, emerging unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen.

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Update: UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

Update: UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

April 21st, 2014 6:56 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

In a statement released one hour before the scheduled start of a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga, UAW President Bob King stated, "The UAW is ready to put February's tainted election in the rearview mirror."

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Boston Marathon under tight security

Boston Marathon under tight security

April 21st, 2014 6:49 am by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

More than 100 cameras have been installed along the route in Boston, and 50 or so "observation points" will be set up around the finish line "to monitor the crowd."

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Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

April 20th, 2014 8:08 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had three options when legislation banning forced annexations by municipalities arrived at his desk a few days ago.

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

April 20th, 2014 6:17 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows.

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Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

April 20th, 2014 3:20 pm by Associated Press

Jenkintown, Pa., Mayor Ed Foley, in a gut-busting campaign to draw attention to the tiny borough's varied restaurant scene, set out to visit all 24 of them on Saturday, starting with a pre-dawn visit to IHOP.

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