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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay Of Execution For Missouri Inmate

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Undated) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is granting a stay of execution for a Missouri man who was just hours away from death. Herbert Smulls was sentenced to death for murdering a St. Louis County jeweler in 1991, and was set to die at 12:01 this morning, local time. Smulls' lawyers raised objections over the…

Over 15 Million Cards Replaced From Target Breach

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The credit and debit card security breach last year at Target has resulted in banks replacing 15.3 million cards so far. That number comes from the Consumer Bankers Association, which noted on Tuesday that it has cost banks over 153-million to make those replacements. The group wants Target to pay some of…

Cancellations Down, But Atlanta Remains Most Affected

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Airline passengers are facing fewer cancellations today despite the effects of winter weather and a rare deep freeze that's crippled parts of the Deep South. According to website FlightAware.com, just over 12-hundred flights have been cancelled so far today, far less than the over three-thousand U.S. departures and arrivals erased yesterday. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson…

House Set To Vote On Big Farm Bill Today

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The House is expected to approve a sweeping farm bill funding agricultural programs today. The five-year bill slashes federal food stamp programs by about one-percent. Some House conservatives wanted to make much deeper cuts in food stamps. The bipartisan measure cuts more than 20-billion dollars in agriculture programs. It eliminates some farm…

Bernanke Wrapping Up Final Round Of Meetings As Fed Chief

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wraps up his final round of meetings as head of the U.S. central bank today. Turmoil in emerging markets and disappointing job growth here at home will likely not deter the Fed in its effort to scale back federal stimulus buying. That bond buying was a key…