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  • Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities NEW YORK (AP) — It's not easy to find models with disabilities in ads for the fashion and beauty industry — unless you look in the Nordstrom catalog. The company has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its an

    July 16, 2014

  • US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action

    July 16, 2014

  • Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's health care law. A four

    July 16, 2014

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms WASHINGTON (AP) — With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the

    July 16, 2014

  • Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Ax throwing is encouraged in lumberjack class. It's also OK to dump your classmate in the lake — as long as you're both frantically trying to stay upright on a floating log. The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School is being he

    July 16, 2014

  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear tha

    July 16, 2014

  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to

    July 15, 2014

  • Bill would speed removals of Central American kids WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis. The bill by Sen. John Cornyn,

    July 15, 2014

  • Peace Corps allowing its applicants more choice WASHINGTON (AP) — The Peace Corps will begin allowing applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of an update to the international service organization's application process. Previously, applicants could only ide

    July 15, 2014

  • In Seattle, delivering legal pot illegally SEATTLE (AP) — William "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana. The thin, bespectacled Large is a d

    July 15, 2014

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