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Applications for US Jobless Benefits Fall

11 mins ago - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

Washoe County School Police Have M16s From Pentagon

Updated: 09/17/2014 - School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

Iran Rules Out Cooperating With US in Iraq

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.

First Lady Visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

Posted: 09/17/2014 - First lady Michelle Obama has visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, chatting with them in an activities room and participating in a question and answer session.

Vegas-Area Judge Pleads Guilty in Federal Case

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A longtime Las Vegas-area state court judge has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge that could get him 27 months in prison for his role in a decade-long investment scheme that prosecutors alleged reaped some $3 million.

Suspect in Trooper Killing Expressed Interest in Mass Murder

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder.

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