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The Note
Sep 16, 2014 2:49pm

White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over

The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 16, 2014 9:30am

Alibaba IPO Poised to Make History

  Morning Money Memo: Alibaba’s first public stock sale hasn’t happened yet, but already it’s a big deal for global financial markets. The hugely successful Chinese e-commerce company now plans to raise as much as $25 billion in its stock offering later this week, making… Read More »

The Note
Sep 15, 2014 6:14pm

Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa

Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms? In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather’s cows.  “I wanted to be here to honor… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Sep 15, 2014 10:42am

Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat “superbugs,” doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital examined past studies… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 15, 2014 9:15am

KFC-Owner Yum Brands (YUM) Tries Saigon Street Food

    Morning Money Memo: Is America ready for Saigon street food? Yum Brands – the owners of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC – is betting that many people will like the taste of banh mi sandwiches, Asian salads and wok-fried food. Yum opened… Read More »

The Note
Sep 14, 2014 7:53pm

Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Here at the Iowa Steak Fry you can’t miss them even if you tried. Members of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary are out in droves: signing up new volunteers, slapping their bumper stickers on attendees’ cars, handing out T-shirts… Read More »

National Security
Sep 13, 2014 6:22pm

Navy Ends Search for Missing Pilot in Western Pacific

WASHINGTON — The Navy has ended an extensive search for a missing fighter pilot aboard one of two F/A-18C jets that apparently collided Friday over the western Pacific. The missing pilot is presumed to be deceased. The Navy’s Seventh Fleet issued a statement saying it… Read More »

The Note
Sep 13, 2014 8:32am

Sen. Gillibrand: If Goodell Lied, ‘He Has to Step Down’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, has tentatively added her voice to the rising chorus calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s resignation in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. “If he lied, then he has to step down,” Gillibrand said on the latest episode of… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 12, 2014 5:31pm

Accused ‘Swatter’ Released on $100K Bail, Faces Jail Time

Matthew Tollis, who police say admitted to participating in at least six so-called “swatting” hoax calls this year, was released on $100,000 bail today after appearing in federal court. Tollis, 21, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, is accused of calling in false emergencies that sent heavily armed… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 12, 2014 4:52pm

Sting Brings His Hometown to Broadway in First Musical ‘The Last Ship’

Grammy-winning artist — and now Broadway lyricist and composer — Sting said it was his mother who’d introduced show music to their household when he was growing up. “She brought rock n roll into the house — Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis —… Read More »