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    Plane Evacuated After New Samsung Phone Catches Fire A plane in the Midwestern state of Kentucky had to be evacuated Wednesday after a new Samsung phone reportedly caught fire prior to take off. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device was produced after a recent mass recall and was deemed as safe by the company. In a statement, Samsung said it was...

    Income Inequality Top Election Concern for Maine Voters Do employers owe their workers a living wage? Raising the hourly rate for some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers has been a key issue in this election season dominated by talk about bringing jobs back to America. VOA’s Katherine Gypson traveled to Portland, Maine to see how voters view a ballot question...

    US Road Deaths Up Sharply in First Half of 2016, Safety Agency Says U.S. traffic deaths jumped 10.4 percent in the first six months of 2016 to a "crisis" level, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday. NHTSA said that road deaths in the first half totaled 17,775 and that the number was likely to be higher in the...

    US Diplomat in Philippines to Discuss Duterte's Comments The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia is in the Philippines days after President Rodrigo Duterte, during a visit to China, said he intended to sever ties with the U.S. Daniel Russel plans to meet Monday with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay in an attempt to get some clarification of Duterte's intentions. On...

    Next US President Faces Daunting Economic Challenges Americans fed up with what some say has been one of the nastiest presidential election seasons in recent memory will breathe a sigh of relief when the political campaigning ends less than three weeks from now.  But some analysts are already looking beyond the 2016 election.  Regardless of who wins November 8th, the...

    US Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly The U.S. economy had a net gain of 156,000 jobs in September, according to a report Friday from the Labor Department, which also says the unemployment rate increased slightly to 5 percent. The jobless rate rose one-tenth of a percent because more people started looking for work, although not all of them found jobs.   U.S. officials...

    Trump Appears with Clinton Accusers Ahead of Debate Shortly before Sunday's presidential debate, Donald Trump held a brief press conference accompanied by women who have accused former president Bill Clinton of sexual harassment and misconduct. The pre-debate event included Paula Jones, Kathy Shelton, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Wiley. “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and...

    US Candidates Both Seek to be Tough on Terror, But in Different Ways Amid rising public anxiety over terrorism, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have tried to portray themselves as tough on national security. For Trump, that means being firm on immigration, a hot button campaign issue that has expanded to dominate the debate over terrorism. Trump is no longer...

    US Strikes Yemen Sites in Retaliation for Missile Launches The U.S. military said Thursday it struck three radar sites in Yemen in response to missile launches from territory controlled by Houthi rebels that targeted a U.S. Navy destroyer. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the strikes as "self-defense" in order to protect U.S. personnel and ships. "The United States will respond to any...

    President Obama Further Eases Restrictions on Cuba U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced Friday the easing of restrictions on Cuba in an attempt to create more economic opportunities between the two countries. The administration approved a package of regulatory changes that is intended to expand scientific, humanitarian, trade and commercial opportunities between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama said "very real differences"...

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    Blues send Brad Hunt back to AHL Chicago Wolves ST. LOUIS -- After an extremely brief stint in the NHL, defenseman Brad Hunt has been...
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