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AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:02pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:58pm

Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.


US stores hire big with high hopes for holiday shopping

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:56pm

A FedEx delivery man crosses 7th Avenue near New York's Times Square, as snow falls during the rush hour on January 21, 2014Package shipper FedEx said Tuesday it would add 50,000 temporary workers for the November-January holiday shopping season, aiming to avoid last year's debacle when it and rival UPS were overwhelmed by the online sales surge, resulting in a huge number of deliveries missing the December 25 Christmas target. UPS earlier said it was adding up to 95,000 holiday workers to meet what all analysts agree will be another banner season for shipper-dependent online sales. The National Retail Federation is optimistic, predicting consumers will go on a $617 billion splurge this holiday season, 4.1 percent higher than last year.


Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:56pm

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


US urgent air bag warning affects 7.8 mn cars

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:55pm

A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility on August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, MichiganUS auto safety officials expanded an urgent warning over of autos with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to 7.8 million vehicles, 3.1 million more than previously stated. Owners of the cars should "take immediate action" to address the airbag issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The agency said that recalls due to the air bag problem involved 10 different automakers, compared to six mentioned it its Monday warning. The vehicles are being recalled because of the risk an air bag could improperly inflate and rupture, potentially sending shrapnel into the car's occupants.


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