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Shuttle bus crash injures 15, jams traffic into O'Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) — A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period.

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS: SaferProducts.gov

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has the responsibility of protecting consumers “from unreasonable risks of injury or death” in the use of thousands of products under the CPSC's jurisdiction.

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Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

A man that was hired by the community sprays chemicals to try and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus is seen in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health …

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Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. On Thursday, officials at the National Institutes of Health announced that they were launching safety trials on a preliminary vaccine for Ebola.…

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Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Red Cross workers walk through a section of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. Th…

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Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Senegalese minister of health says the West African country has its first confirmed case of Ebola.

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, trader Edward McCarthy, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. As stocks continue to rise, investors are wondering if it’s time to sell. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak.

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

This undated image posted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State group that captured the Tabqa air base from the Syrian …

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

This undated photo combo taken from a video by the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows still images of government soldiers captured near Tabqa, Syria according to a statement posted online and circulated on …

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, file photo, Hollywood actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, and actor Brad Pitt, right, are escorted by unidentified UNHCR officials towards a helicopter in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, after seeing an ea…

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July.

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Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country.

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Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

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Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

In this Aug. 24, 2014, photo, a young man texts a message on his mobile phone while working at the Mayorista Market in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's Central Bank is getting ready to use electronic currency in which consumers will initially be able to use it to make and receive payments using the…

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Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.

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Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany answers reporters after the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg effectively ended Hamilton's race chan…

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Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany gets a pit service during the Belgium Formula One race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo won an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Nico Rosberg was second to extend his ch…

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Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Formula One team Mercedes has disciplined Nico Rosberg for crashing into teammate Lewis Hamilton during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, warning the German driver that "another such incident will not be tolerated."

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Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, a handful of Central American migrants cling to a northbound freight train after jumping aboard outside Arriaga, Mexico. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally helped thousands…

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Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Central American migrants sleep atop a moving freight train as it heads north from Arriaga toward Chahuites, Mexico. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally helped thousands of …

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Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Central American migrants rest atop the last boxcar of a moving freight train as it heads north from Arriaga toward Chahuites, Mexico. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally he…

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Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Central American migrants jump onto a moving freight train as it departs from Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico. In contrast to the many hundreds of migrants who used to board the train in Arriaga, only three could be seen jumping on on this day. Several dozen other…

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