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  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be...

  • Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola are climbing in aftermarket trading after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control says a patient being treated at a hospital...

  • Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall should be...

  • FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5...

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as "deeply flawed," saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems. The Brain Injury Association of America...

  • 2nd bidder named in auction of failed Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management firm that owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas has been identified as a second bidder in the ongoing bankruptcy auction of the failed Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. In a court filing Tuesday, Revel's attorneys identified...

  • Napolitano plans review of UC admissions, tuition

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is examining whether the public college system has been admitting too many out-of-state and international students. Marking her one-year anniversary as leader of the 10-campus system, the former Homeland...

  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia...

  • Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

    PARIS (AP) — They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard. Karl Lagerfeld did it again Tuesday— producing the most outlandish ready-to-wear show of the season by reconstructing an entire Parisian neighborhood inside the Grand...

  • Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that veteran Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock, according to a report released Tuesday. The independent...

  • Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to dismiss the investors' lawsuits was a...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for...

  • Illinois governor leans on top Democratic support

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy-hitting Democrats with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month. Quinn on Tuesday touted the planned Illinois visits of President Barack Obama on Thursday...

  • Hispanic community souring on Obama

    Obama's weekly approval among Hispanics dipped to 45 percent during the period ended Sept. 28, according to Gallup, and it has remained below 50 percent for the past five weeks.



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