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GM Death Toll Continues To Rise

Posted On October 20, 2014

(Detroit, MI) -- The General Motors Victim Compensation fund has approved two additional death claims in the past week. This brings the total number of deaths officially linked to a faulty ignition switch to 29. That's more than twice the number of deaths GM originally linked to the issue. Since August 1st, when the fund…

Apple Pay Launches Today

Posted On October 20, 2014

(Undated) -- Apple is rolling out its new pay system today that will let people use their iPhones to make purchases at more than 200-thousand stores. McDonald's, Target and Walgreen's are among the companies in the Apple Pay network. At stores, Apple says paying is as easy as holding your phone up to a contactless…

Toyota Recalling 247-Thousand Vehicles In US

Posted On October 20, 2014

(Torrance, CA) -- Toyota is recalling 247-thousand vehicles in the U.S. over concerns about faulty air bags. The company says a Takata-made air bag may rupture. The recalled vehicles are from model years 2002 through 2005. They include the Lexus SC Coupe, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, and General Motors' Pontiac Vibe, which was…

Dallas Mayor: Today Is A Milestone Day

Posted On October 20, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- It looks like Texas is on the verge of being Ebola free. Officials today announced they've cleared the vast majority of the contacts of Thomas Duncan, who died of Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Mayor Mike Rawlings praised two nurses who contracted the deadly virus from Duncan as heroes.…

U.S. Veteran Joins Ground War Against ISIS

Posted On October 20, 2014

(Erbil, Iraq) -- At least one U.S. veteran is joining with Kurdish fighters to battle ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   Jeremy Woodard of Meridian, Mississippi told CBS News he's taken part in several battles against ISIS militants. Woodard served in the U.S. military until 2012, and did tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He…