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21 of America's biggest cities average fewer than seven hours of

Sleep

WASHINGTON — Americans might run on sleep, but those living in the country’s largest cities don’t appear to run on much. Jawbone, the maker of the popular fitness tracker by the

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Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal


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US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group’s


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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal


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FBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant


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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some


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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance and


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Facts about US racial unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by


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Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed’s ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it


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At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren’t exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that


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Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East


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