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AP: U.S. executive abandoned confidence violations at Iraq base

WASHINGTON — An American company that was paid scarcely $700 million to secure an Iraqi bottom for F-16 warrior jets incited a blind eye to ethanol smuggling, theft, confidence violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then consummated investigators who unclosed wrongdoing, an Associated Press review has found. Documents and interviews with two former inner investigators and a half-dozen former …

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Santa Fe electorate reject soda tax, palm singular win to industry

Voters have deserted a magnitude that would have lifted taxes on soothing drinks in New Mexico’s collateral city, giving a singular feat to the libation attention after a fibre of new defeats at the list box. The list beginning unsuccessful with 11,533 votes against and only 8,382 votes in favor, the Santa Fe City Clerk’s Office announced Tuesday. Opponents warned …

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Why high-flying airline bonds have hit an air pocket

Airline executives took a pummeling from a Capitol Hill panel on Tuesday, as lawmakers lambasted them for too mostly making drifting an ordeal. “We’re sick of it,” one congressman thundered. Passenger anger is among the reasons that once-climbing airline bonds have flattened out or forsaken lately.  For years, when they were losing money, airline shares had a sign around their neck: …

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Long Island couple steals $500G meant for comparison centers

A married couple was found guilty Tuesday of siphoning some-more than $500,000 from several comparison centers — and spending the income on themselves instead, officials said. Kwame Insaidoo and Roxanna Pearson, both of Bay Shore, L.I., once headed the United Block Association. Their non-profit perceived open funds, which were meant to yield services such as dishes to seniors, according to …

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Tiremaker Nokian to build $360 million plant in Tennessee

DAYTON, Tenn. — Finnish tiremaker Nokian plans to build a new $360 million plant in Tennessee, formulating 400 new jobs. State mercantile growth officials pronounced Wednesday the plan in Dayton represents the largest investment in the story of southeastern Tennessee’s Rhea County. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says Nokian Tyres’ decision was contingent on new thoroughfare of a check that enclosed taxation …

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Change in Antarctic ice shelf could lead to iceberg distance of R.I.

This growth would be cold as ice. A “significant change” in a large Antarctic ice shelf could lead to the arrangement of one of the largest icebergs ever, according to scientists. Researchers with Project Midas announced Tuesday that a moment in the ice shelf is showing a new branch. Once the moment shears off, it could outcome in an iceberg …

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NYC Council carefree gets campaign help from former Obama aides

A Manhattan City Council claimant is getting a boost from some former Obama administration bigs. David Axelrod, the arch strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, is among the big-name alumni pitching in to lift cash for Ronnie Cho, himself a former Obama White House and campaign oldster who is using for an open chair on the East Side. Along with …

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Music biz reps, N.Y. pol call on Cuomo for sheet scalping reform

ALBANY – A organisation of music attention member and a Manhattan state senator wish Gov. Cuomo to follow by on his vouch to create a row to suggest consumer-friendly changes to the state sheet scalping law. “As you know, year after year, New York has renewed a broken sheet law that puts special interests forward of fans,” the organisation pronounced …

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Two Chicago cops shot, bleeding in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO  — Two Chicago police officers were shot and bleeding late Tuesday when two vehicles pulled up alongside their automobile and someone started banishment indiscriminately in what authorities trust was a targeted attack. One officer was shot in the arm and hip and the other in the back, police orator Anthony Guglielmi said. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited them at …

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SEE IT: Bodycam-wearing Kansas cop saves drowning 4-year-old

A police officer just so happened to be pushing by a pool when he saw a tiny child dump into the water, the cop’s bodycam recording the whole incident. “It really would have been a drowning if we would have been 30 seconds to a notation later,” Topeka Police Department officer Aaron Bulmer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “That child would …

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