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This Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, shows a Kia optima's steering wheel inside of a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill.
Nam Y. Huh/AP, file
January 16, 2019 - 5:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures. The affiliated Korean automakers have...
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postage stamps
Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The cost of a first-class stamp is going up by five cents later this month. The jump from 50 cents to 55 cents takes effect Jan. 27. It's the largest increase since 1991 when the price of a stamp went from 25 to 29 cents. One patron outside the Fairmount post office...
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In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo, Pool, File
January 16, 2019 - 12:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. A judge on Tuesday scheduled the trial to begin on Sept. 3, the Los Angeles Times reported. "Sept. 3 is fine for trial,"...
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In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
January 16, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as "abhorrent." Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during the New York Senate debate hosted by WABC-TV, in New York.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, Pool, File
January 16, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Juana Summers, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking...
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Actor, musician and activist, Steven Van Zandt, center, supports striking teachers on the picket in front of Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo
January 16, 2019 - 8:00 am
UPDATED: 11:39 a..m. By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a...
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FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
January 15, 2019 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown. With the official start of the tax...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, photo, the Atlanta Falcons play the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes-Benz stadium during the second half of an NFL football game, in Atlanta.
AP Photo/Danny Karnik
January 15, 2019 - 9:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid...
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The report by the Rudd Center, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University and Salud America! at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio analyzed the targeted advertising efforts of 32 restaurants and food and beverage companies.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
January 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82%...
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Teachers and supporters hold signs in the rain during a rally Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles.
Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo
January 15, 2019 - 11:50 am
By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the...
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