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Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

December 9th, 2014 9:59 am by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer

A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman's daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline, ordered a senior crew member off the plane.

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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

December 9th, 2014 9:34 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"At its best, social media makes the world a smaller place and builds community on a global level," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said in an interview.

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Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

December 9th, 2014 6:35 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Today's vote is necessary because of a special election earlier this year involving the state Senate seat of former Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Lebanon, who resigned.

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Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

December 9th, 2014 6:27 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The president plans to speak and take questions from the audience at an immigrant community center in Nashville called Casa Azafran. The White House says Obama will continue to urge Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.

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UAW reaches top tier of VW labor policy in Tennessee

UAW reaches top tier of VW labor policy in Tennessee

December 8th, 2014 8:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.

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Huge fire in downtown L.A.: 'It looked like a bomb had just exploded'

Huge fire in downtown L.A.: 'It looked like a bomb had just exploded'

December 8th, 2014 3:54 pm by By Marisa Gerber, Brittny Mejia and Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

LOS ANGELES - The fire early Monday in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an area the size of a city block, closed freeways and roads, burst windows of nearby buildings and melted freeway signs.

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Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking

Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking

December 8th, 2014 3:31 pm by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, AP Business Writer

William says his interest in the issue stems from his family's longtime passion for wildlife conservation.

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Religious nonprofits challenge health law

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

December 8th, 2014 3:24 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday that the government hasn't gone far enough to ensure they don't have to violate their beliefs.

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Merger momentum to continue in 2015, EY says

Merger momentum to continue in 2015, EY says

December 8th, 2014 3:23 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

On Monday, drugmaker Merck announced that it was spending $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals in another sign of the recovering confidence in the market for mergers and acquisitions.

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High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 1:33 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

The court's decision makes the economic and property damage settlement final, starting a six-month deadline for filing claims, said plaintiffs' attorney Joe Rice of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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