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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

September 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

September 24th, 2014 4:30 pm by JULIE PACE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the U.S. would be a "respectful and constructive partner" in confronting the militants through force.

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Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

September 24th, 2014 3:53 pm by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

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Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

September 24th, 2014 3:04 pm by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

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Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

September 24th, 2014 8:37 am by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

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Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

September 23rd, 2014 7:51 pm by Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A suspect has been charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but the man has not been apprehended, police said Tuesday night.

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Police: High school coach left son home alone

Police: High school coach left son home alone

September 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Police in Connecticut have charged the head coach of a high school boys' basketball team with leaving his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to a gym to work out.

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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

September 23rd, 2014 5:00 pm by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

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Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

September 23rd, 2014 4:43 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association members are traveling this week from Abingdon, Va., to Bluff City, sharing the story of the Battle to Kings Mountain during the military campaign to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War in 1780.

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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

September 23rd, 2014 2:48 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

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