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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.

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Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

PARIS (AP) — French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.

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Romanian ex-prison chief fails to show for trial

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s failed to show up for his trial Wednesday, saying he is sick.

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Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

This image released by Allied Live shows Paige Faure as Cinderella in "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,"on tour. The tour is now in Florida and plans stops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas…

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Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

NEW YORK (AP) — The actress playing Cinderella on tour has something much more precious than a pair of sparkly slippers waiting backstage. She's got a bouncing baby boy.

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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains dormant.

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Government says Social Security payments to increase by 1.7 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government says Social Security payments to increase by 1.7 percent in January.

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Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2008, file photo, Johnson & Johnson products are shown in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson says it will start safety testing in early January on a potential vaccine combination that could protect against a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

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US consumer prices rose tiny 0.1 percent in September as gas prices dropped for third month

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices rose tiny 0.1 percent in September as gas prices dropped for third month.

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Sweden scales back submarine hunt

Sweden scales back submarine hunt

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen, left, and a guard boat in Namdo Bay, Sweden,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. The navy has demanded a 1000-meter (yard) no-go radius around naval vessels taking part in the c…

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Sweden scales back submarine hunt

Sweden scales back submarine hunt

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

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Czechs to compensate sterilized Gypsy women

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government is working on a plan to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will.

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Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo, a Boeing 737 airplane is assembled in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

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Polish priest charged with abusing minors

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors say a Polish parish priest has been formally charged in his native country with sexually molesting minors in both the Dominican Republic and Poland.

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Farmer reports soybean bushels stolen in Illinois

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois.

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UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

LONDON (AP) — A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

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Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

LONDON (AP) — Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.

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2 Israeli troops wounded by gunfire from Egypt

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two soldiers have been wounded in the southern Negev Desert after being fired upon by unknown attackers from the Egyptian side of the border.

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Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.

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Kuwait sentences 13 over controversial speech

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says a court in the Gulf nation has convicted and sentenced 13 people to two years in prison each for reading aloud a speech by a leading opposition figure challenging the country's ruler.

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