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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahlam Abu Toaimeh, 47, holds a picture of her son Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as she speaks to an Associated Press reporter at her house in the town of Abasan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars, Mohammed paid traffickers to smuggle him to Europe. But he and dozens of other Gazans are missing amid reports that smugglers sunk their vessel on purpose. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea tripsWith desperation mounting, hundreds of Gazans are trying to reach Europe in risky sea voyages
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of wordsBiden says it was poor choice to describe lenders as 'Shylocks;' Jewish group complained
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil moneyMost Alaskans to receive nearly $1,900 for 2014 dividends from state's oil savings account
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The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York's City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation's most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.  On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city's commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)
NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in USAnimal welfare group awards NYC vegetable sculpture of skyline for city's vegan-friendliness
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, and trader Michael Zicchinolfi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Stocks rise after Fed stays put on ratesUS stocks rise after Federal Reserve signals little change in interest rate plans
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Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015
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Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, from left; retired Medical Director Samuel Foote, of the Diamond Community-Based Outpatient Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration; and Medical Director Katherine Mitchell of the Iraq and Afghanistan Post-Deployment Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration testify during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG's Final Report" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'Whistleblower says IG report on patient deaths at Phoenix veterans hospital a 'whitewash'
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  • Crimestoppers seeking help to locate Waikiki robbery suspect

    Crimestoppers and Honolulu Police are asking for help to find an unknown suspect who robbed a man earlier this month in Waikiki. The incident took place on Kalia Road around 6 p.m. on Sept. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:26 PM
  • Hawaii military secrets case sentencing scheduled

    A former civilian defense contractor is being sentenced for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his suburban Honolulu home. Bishop pleaded guilty to two charges in March. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:43 AM
  • Sidewalk crackdown may expand on Oahu

    In addition to Bill 42, the so-called sit-lie bill for Waikiki, Caldwell on Tuesday signed Bill 43, prohibiting urinating and defecating in public places in Waikiki. He also signed Bill 46, which bans urinating and defecating in public in all other parts of Oahu except the downtown-Chinatown area, which is covered by a state law. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:46 AM
  • Corrections and Clarifications

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 AM
  • Mayor signs three sit-lie bills into law

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a total of three bills into law making it a petty misdemeanor to sit or lie on a sidewalk and making it illegal to publicly urinate or defecate throughout all of Oahu. Waikiki's sidewalks are for walking... not sitting ...and as of today THAT'S THE LAW. KITV-TV, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
  • 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers experience phone problems

    About 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers across the islands experienced problems with their "voice-over-IP" phone service for about three hours or more Tuesday. About 150 of the 200 phone customers were businesses that saw phone service disrupted from about 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., although some customers could have seen a further delay before service was restored, Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:33 PM
  • Caldwell signs 3 bills despite homeless advocates objections

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:12 PM
  • Poop power can alleviate poverty, Hawaii resident says

    Emily MacNintch of Honolulu is competing for a National Geographic Channel grant to install bio-toilets in economically deprived areas such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, to improve the quality of life in those regions. "We want to bring bio-toilets to areas in need to improve health, provide energy and compost, and foster local businesses," she said, in her entry. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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