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Fresno police detain phony officer suspect

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno police have arrested a man suspected of impersonating a police officer to rob a man of his cash, and investigators say the suspect used the scam at least twice before. The Fresno Bee reports 24-year-old Patrick Earl King was taken into custody Tuesday and detectives said they are searching for a second suspect. Investigators said...

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Oakland protesters block freeways, break windows

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Protesters briefly shut down two major freeways, vandalized police cars and looted businesses in downtown Oakland Tuesday night. The crowd briefly shut down Interstates 580 and 980 on a second night of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer... Read Story

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Uber driver stabbed, robbed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police arrested a female suspect and searched for a male suspect in the robbery and stabbing of a driver for the car-booking service Uber. The Los Angeles Times reports police found the victim before dawn Tuesday in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood with stab wounds to... Read Story

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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the highest level since the first week of September. The... Read Story

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US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, while September was revised from a decline to a flat reading. Income grew 0.2 percent... Read Story

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US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods increased 0.4 percent last month following a 0.9 percent drop in September... Read Story

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