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Experts predict hiring has picked up...Cameron surprise Afghan visit...2 men with ankle monitors accused of rape and murder

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 3, 2014 at 1:51 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many economists believe that when the federal government releases its unemployment figures this morning, they'll show that employers added some 215,000 jobs to the economy last month. The experts surveyed by FactSet also are predicting that the jobless rate remains at 6.1 percent. The addition of 215,000 jobs would be a reassuring sign after a hiring slowdown in August.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New revelations by JPMorgan Chase add to increasing doubts over the security of consumer information kept by lenders and other businesses. The bank now says this summer's cyberattack affected roughly 83 million households and small businesses that use its online services and mobile apps. JPMorgan Chase says stolen were names, addresses, phone numbers and emails addresses. It says there's no indication that sensitive information such as account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to support the country's newly sworn-in president. He's the first of world leaders to meet President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (ahsh-RAHF' gah-NEE' ah-mahd-ZEYE'), Afghanistan's second elected president. The two held talks in Kabul today. Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in on Monday.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two sex offenders have been indicted in California after authorities say they raped and killed four women while wearing GPS tracking monitors. Twenty-eight-year-old Franc Cano and 45-year-old Steven Dean Gordon have been charged with murder with special circumstances — including lying in wait, rape and kidnapping. Prosecutors say Cano and Gordon worked together to attack and kill the women. The men were wearing tracking devices after being convicted of other sex crimes.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver school board under fire for proposing that some school district U.S. history classes be designed to promote patriotism is not backing off its original plan. But the school board in Golden, Colorado has voted to include students, parents and administrators in its curriculum reviews. Some in the audience at last night's school board meeting yelled "resign" and "recall, recall" as the board voted 3-2 to expand members on two curriculum review committees.

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