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Storms Batter UK and Ireland

December 18, 2013 3:21 pm

Thousands of homes are without power as gale-force winds and rain batter the UK and Ireland.

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Stocks soar as Fed cuts stimulus, citing jobs

December 18, 2013 3:17 pm

The U.S. stock market had a swift and clear reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision to trim its stimulus efforts: That wasn’t so bad after all. Stocks surged Wednesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average nearly 300 points to another record, after the Fed decided the economy was strong enough for it to begin a […]

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US Congress passes bipartisan budget agreement

December 18, 2013 3:16 pm

Congress has sent President Barack Obama a modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to avert another U.S. government shutdown and ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts. Obama’s signature was assured on the measure, which lawmakers in both parties and at opposite ends of the Capitol said they hoped would curb budget brinkmanship and prevent […]

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Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears Congress

December 18, 2013 3:10 pm

Congress is sending President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation scaling back across-the-board spending cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system. The final vote on the measure was 64-36 today in the Senate. (D…

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Antioch elementary school lockdown prompted by morning shooting

December 18, 2013 2:30 pm

An elementary school in Antioch was on lockdown Wednesday morning because of a shooting nearby, an Antioch Unified School District official said. Fremont Elementary School, located at 1413 F St., was ordered by police to go on lockdown after shots were reportedly fired near the school around 8:10 a.m., school district student support services director […]

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Malzahn: Auburn Is ´Battle Tested´

December 18, 2013 2:26 pm

With the awards circuit completed, Coach Gus Malzahn and the No. 2 Auburn Tigers can focus on preparing for the national championship game against No. 1 Florida State. (Dec. 18)

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Fed Will Reduce Bond Purchases by $10B in Jan.

December 18, 2013 2:26 pm

The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January. (Dec. 18)

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Shopping for Prince George´s First Christmas

December 18, 2013 2:25 pm

As Britain gets ready for Prince George's first Christmas, a child psychologist shares some helpful tips for picking out the best Christmas gifts for a young prince or princess. (Dec. 18)

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Escapee from Merced County jail captured in Gilroy hotel

December 18, 2013 2:24 pm

An armed fugitive from the Merced County Jail surrendered to SWAT team officers in Gilroy early Wednesday morning after authorities tracked him to a hotel room in the city, a Gilroy police spokesman said. The Gilroy/Morgan Hill SWAT Team took Jason Grant Hunwarsden, 32, into custody at about 12:10 a.m. and turned him over to […]

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Alleged ringleader convicted in 2008 gang rape, hate crime

December 18, 2013 2:22 pm

A jury found the alleged ringleader in a brutal 2008 gang rape of a lesbian woman in Richmond guilty on charges of kidnapping and gang rape in addition to hate crime and gang-related enhancements. Four verdicts were read in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday morning of the 14 charges against 36-year-old Humberto Salvador before the Contra […]

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