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Oklahoma jobless rate continues downward trend in December
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate continued a slight downward trend in December by falling one-tenth of a percentage point. The Oklahoma Employment Security Division reports the December unemployment rate stood at 3.2 percent, down from 3.3 percent in November and the fourth consecutive monthly... Read More
'Everybody does it': Guardiola, others weigh in on 'Spygate'
Pep Guardiola virtually passed it off with a shrug. Roy Hodgson was incredulous. Steven Gerrard called for a rule change. 'Spygate' is the talk of English soccer, and there seems to be no consensus among managers — young and old; British or from abroad — about how it should be regarded. Marcelo Bielsa, one of... Read More
US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break... Read More
On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an "honest guy" even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience. Jake Patterson is charged in an Oct.... Read More
TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak
TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized — but still at unusually high numbers — just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that 6.1 percent... Read More
Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said... Read More
The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local): 4:00 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence. Freeland also mentioned a long list of allies that the country has courted in its efforts to free... Read More
Principal who banned Christmas from school won't return
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska principal placed on leave after a Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols has been moved into a different district job. Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock told parents and staff Monday evening that Jennifer Sinclair won't... Read More
Pats' assistant Flores is finalist in Miami coaching search
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are turning to their AFC East nemesis for help. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist in the Dolphins' coaching search, a person familiar with the decision said Friday, and they're expected to offer him the job when his team's postseason ends. The person... Read More
$65.5M au pair deal would be divided up under formula
DENVER (AP) — A proposed $65.5 million settlement for low-paid child care workers from around the world would be divided up under a formula after a judge decides whether the agreement is fair, a conclusion that could take several months to reach. The deal, filed in Denver federal court Wednesday , covers nearly... Read More
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