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By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | October 21, 2014 9:54 am
New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
  • 2nd guilty plea in California tainted beef case
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:49 am
    A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef.
  • Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:42 am
    A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.
  • Oscar de la Renta remembered for fun, romance
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:38 am
    Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.
  • NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:32 am
    Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest.
  • Journalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:32 am
    An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa.
  • New Jersey nabs 11 reputed organized crime figures
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:19 am
    Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey.
  • Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:19 am
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.
  • Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:19 am
    Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.
  • Wyoming legalizes same-sex marriage
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:12 am
    Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages.
  • Rock attack victim poised to return to Ohio home
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:02 am
    A middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a highway overpass onto her vehicle three months ago has recovered enough to head home to Ohio.
  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 9:01 am
    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.Subprime...
  • Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 8:49 am
    Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas.
  • Staples investigating possible data breach
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 8:49 am
    Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.
  • Review: Apple Pay in action
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 8:48 am
    If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.
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