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By ABC News

Consumer Report
Oct 23, 2014 9:08pm

Feds Probe Maker of Faulty Airbag Parts

Takata Industries, the maker of the defective airbag parts being recalled. affecting nearly 8 million cars, is now the subject of a preliminary criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in New York. The problem with the airbags — made at plants in Washington state and Mexico… Read More »

By ABC News

Consumer Report
Oct 23, 2014 5:27pm

3 Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Get Out of Debt

Thomas and Megan Sneed’s daughter, Nora, is growing fast but so are their bills. “We’re like a lot of people. We graduated with college debt, we put our honeymoon on our credit card and then a year after being married, we had a baby,” Thomas… Read More »

The Note
Oct 22, 2014 6:13pm

Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job — Quietly

Newly-installed Ebola Czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time today with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office — and said not a word. In fact, the president didn’t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their… Read More »

By ABC News

Oct 22, 2014 5:46pm

Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

When Matthew McConaughey was considering taking the role of a father and former astronaut in the science fiction movie “Interstellar,” he says he thought of his son Levi. “He was into space and I would explain things in the solar system and how we got… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

The Note
Oct 22, 2014 3:37pm

Chuck Norris Gives Texas Voters a Kick, Boosts GOP Candidate

Walker, Texas Ranger returned to the Lone Star State on Wednesday, but not to fight bad guys. He’s swooped in to lend a helping hand to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. “Chuck Norris doesn’t campaign with Greg Abbott,” Abbott’s campaign spokesman Avdiel Huerta said. “Greg… Read More »

The Note
Oct 21, 2014 7:37pm

Political TV Ad Claims Obama Is Bad for African Americans

While President Obama has returned to the campaign trail to court the black vote ahead of the midterm elections, race has arisen as an issue in two key Senate races, albeit for very different reasons. A new television ad airing in Louisiana makes the case… Read More »

By ABC News

Oct 21, 2014 6:32pm

Drawing Attention to the Risks of Drowsy Driving

When it comes to drowsy driving dangers, the National Transportation Safety Board said today that Americans need to wake up. The NTSB, for the first time, held a forum on drowsy driving in Washington, D.C. Mark Rosekind, a board member, said one of the biggest… Read More »

By ABC News

Oct 21, 2014 6:04pm

ATM Awareness Urged After Man Arrested and Charged in Holdup

As the holidays draw near, authorities are cautioning people to be alert while using ATMs after a man allegedly robbed a woman at an automated teller machine in West Melbourne, Florida, recently. Scott Patrick Deason, 44, was arrested today on charges of armed robbery and false… Read More »

The Note
Oct 21, 2014 2:27pm

Obama’s ‘Unpaid Bills’ Quip Disappears From Transcript

President Obama’s unpaid bills have gone missing. During a rare trip home to Chicago, Obama on Monday lamented the life he left behind. “One of the nice things about being home is actually that it’s a little bit like a time capsule,” he told supporters… Read More »

Oct 21, 2014 11:38am

Veteran Runs 160 Miles in 160 Hours to Honor Fallen Servicewomen

It’s a bit of a crazy idea when you think about it — 160 miles in 160 hours. That’s what Capt. Nancy Lacore, 46, of Virginia, did in little more than 6.5 days during the Valor Run. The run honors the 160 women who have… Read More »