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    Cigarette Company Bans Smoking in its Offices

    NEW YORK — Joe Camel isn’t going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation’s No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year. The company, which makes Camel cigarettes, is constructing indoor smoking areas for those who do want to smoke. But smoking traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco at desks and in conference rooms will no longer be allowed, said spokesman David […]

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    What We Know About the Canadian Shooting

    OTTAWA, Canada — A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain. Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the the militant group ISIS? Here’s a list of what we know — and don’t know — in the Ottawa shooting. THE MOTIVE: What we know: There have been troubling incidents in the nation recently. The attack at parliament Wednesday, which killed Cirillo, was the […]

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    Hillary Clinton to Return to Iowa

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is heading back to Iowa on October 29, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the trip. The former first lady’s visit comes just a little more than a month since she returned to Iowa after a six year hiatus. Clinton stumped for Bruce Braley, Iowa’s Democratic Senate nominee, and other Iowa Democrats at the 37th annual – and final – Harkin Steak Fry in September. She had last visited the state in 2008. Braley […]

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    Disney to Introduce New Heroine, ‘Moana’

    Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. “Moana,” a film about a teenage girl in “ancient Oceania,” according to the plot description, is scheduled to make its debut in late 2016. Moana, who is described as a “born navigator,” sets out on a voyage to seek a mysterious island. Her primary companion is Maui, a demigod, and together they “traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking […]

  • A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada's Parliament war memorial Wednesday. Details are emerging as authorities try to secure the government building in Ottawa. (CNN)

    Suspected Shooter Identified in Canada Attack

    A soldier gunned down while guarding a hallowed war memorial and a shootout in the halls of Parliament left parts of Canada’s capital on lockdown for hours Wednesday. Parliament member Kyle Seeback called it a “horrific day.” And it may not be over yet. Authorities haven’t ruled out the possibility that an additional shooter could be on the loose. And Ottawa Police Constable Chuck Benoit told CNN that there was more than one person involved in the shootings. “We have […]

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    Jimmy John’s Under Fire for Worker Contracts

    Jimmy John’s doesn’t want its low-wage workers to apply for jobs at rivals. Now, lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the sandwich chain’s policy of making workers sign contracts that bar them from working for its competition. Calling the practice a form of intimidation, House members Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Linda Sánchez have drafted a letter calling on the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate “disturbing reports” of the chain’s practices which are “inconsistent with […]

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    Witnesses Describe Chaos in Shootings Around Canadian Parliament

    Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand. “I was locking my bike up, and I heard four shots,” said Henderson, a journalist who reports on the telecom market. He looked toward the memorial’s soaring granite arch and saw a fallen soldier, in ceremonial uniform with white gloves. The soldier had been standing guard at the monument […]

  • Jeffrey Fowle is "currently in good health" and was treated well by his captors in North Korea, an attorney for the family said Wednesday after Fowle returned to his home in Miamisburg, Ohio. Fowle stood by the attorney but made no comment.

    Emotional Reunion for American Held by North Korea

    MIAMISBURG, Ohio — After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Stepping off the plane at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and onto the tarmac, he was embraced by family members, including his wife, three children, and his brother. “We’d like to thank God for his hand of protection over Jeff these past six months,” family spokesman Tim Tepe said later when Fowle reached his home […]

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    Iowa Couple Learns of Pregnancy on Day Baby is Born

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An Iowa couple found out they are new parents after the woman went into labor. Until Misty Beaty walked into the emergency room at St Luke’s in Cedar Rapids Monday morning with abdominal pain, she had no idea she was even pregnant, much less full term and ready to deliver, KCRG reports. “I was stunned, it didn’t even seem real,” Beaty said. The shock was primarily due to the father’s medical history. Five years ago, Scott […]

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    NBC Cameraman ‘Fought and Won’ Against Ebola

    Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job. With multiple developments under way, here’s the latest on the Ebola outbreak: U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Texas Health Presbyterian admits breakdown The hospital system that owns Texas Health Presbyterian said it “fell short” several times in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, starting by not asking the right questions in the ER. When the Liberian native came in with a fever, the nurse […]

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    Drinking Sugary Pop May Age You

    Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests. The study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, concludes that sugar-sweetened soda consumption prematurely ages white blood cells. The University of California, San Francisco researchers say sugary sodas may impact the health of these white blood cells on a scale that is comparable to smoking — that people who drink soda on a regular basis put themselves at a higher […]

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    Report: Autopsy Shows Michael Brown was Shot in Hand at Close Range

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Michael Brown’s gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The detail could lend credence to Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s account that he and the unarmed black teenager scuffled at his patrol car before Brown was shot and killed. Wilson told investigators that in a struggle for his pistol inside a police SUV, Brown pressed the barrel of […]

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