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    Staples investigating possible data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won’t be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner. Spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement that “we take the protection […]

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    Federal regulators ending enhanced scrutiny at Browns Ferry

    ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Federal regulators are ending years of increased oversight at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it’s returning the three-reactor plant to a normal inspection routine after more than four years of heightened scrutiny. A statement from NRC regional administrator Victor McCree says the three-reactor plant operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority has made significant improvements in safety. The agency issued a rare red finding against Browns Ferry in […]

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    British nurse who recovered from Ebola returns to Africa to continue work

    LONDON (AP) – A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned to the country after treatment in London. Medical group King’s Health Partners says William Pooley is due to start work Monday at an Ebola isolation unit it runs in Freetown.  After recovering from Ebola, Pooley is now immune to the disease. Pooley was flown back to Britain in August and treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital, where he received the […]

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    Sheriff: Florida man shoots his three kids then himself after fight with wife

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) – Officials say a man shot his three children and then himself after an argument with his wife at their home in central Florida. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson says in a news release that the woman fled to a neighbor’s home after she said she was threatened with a gun early Friday. The sheriff’s office received a call at 5:11 a.m. Davidson says the children – two girls and a boy – are between […]

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    Deadly collapse at concert in South Korea; 14 people feared dead

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Officials say 14 people died after falling 20 meters when a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls’ band near South Korea’s capital. Fire officials said two others were unresponsive and feared dead after the accident Friday in Seongnam, just south of Seoul. They said 11 others were seriously injured.Photos of the scene showed a deep concrete shaft under the broken ventilation grate. The officials said the victims were standing on the […]

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    Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called Safety Check, will be available worldwide to the social network’s 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic “feature” phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. People already use Facebook to tell people they are OK after earthquakes and other disasters but […]

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    Former AEA chief Paul Hubbert dies

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Powerful Alabama teacher lobbyist and former gubernatorial candidate Paul Hubbert has died. He was 78. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Education Association said Hubbert died Tuesday afternoon at a Montgomery hospital. Spokeswoman Amy Marlowe said he was hospitalized Oct. 6 after a fall and died from complications. Hubbert served as leader of the AEA from 1969 until his retirement at the end of 2011 for health reasons. He took a low-key organization led by school administrators […]

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    Gas prices dropping

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) – A national survey of gas prices reports that Americans are paying 12 cents on average less than they were three weeks ago. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the average for regular grade gas is $3.26 per gallon, while midgrade averages $3.48 and premium $3.64. Retail diesel averages $3.74. Lundberg said the price has decreased for 16 weeks, crediting lower crude oil prices. She forecast further cuts of a dime or more, thanks to decreases […]

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    In the Dog House: Georgia star running back Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The school made the announcement Thursday, two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Eastern Division game. Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation. Coach Mark Richt says he is “very disappointed” by the suspension. He added that “the important thing for our team […]

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    Hackers hit Dairy Queen payment information, including Madison & Decatur locations

    NEW YORK (AP) – Dairy Queen says that its payment systems were breached by hackers who may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers, and expiration dates. The ice cream and fast food chain says 395 of its stores around the country were affected. The data breach happened between August and September. Here are the locations impacted in Alabama: Decatur 1654 Beltline Road SW August 5 – August 30 Gardendale 391 Fieldstown Road August 6 – […]

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    Turkish President: ISIS about to capture key border town

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) _ Turkey’s president says the Syrian border town of Kobani is about to fall to militants from the Islamic State group. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comments Tuesday during an address to Syrian refugees at a camp in Gaziantep province, near the border with Syria. Erdogan said aerial bombardments alone may not be enough to stop the Islamic State group and called for support of opposition forces. “There has to be cooperation with those who are fighting […]

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    Federal investigators probe complaints of power-steering failure in Ford vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) _ U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of power-assisted steering failure in three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models. The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it found 508 complaints alleging that the cars lost power-assisted steering, causing increased steering effort. Four complaints say the problem caused crashes. The agency says in documents posted […]


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