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February jobs report out...More states plan to fight revised travel ban...BMW adds to recall

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2017 at 6:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate is down to 4.7 percent, after employers added 235,000 jobs last month. And wages rose at a healthy pace. The government says more Americans began job searches. And that lifted the proportion of Americans either working or looking for work to the highest level in nearly a year. The numbers are expected to make the Federal Reserve even more likely to raise short-term rates when it meets next week.

SEATTLE (AP) — Hawaii, Washington and several other states say they'll fight President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Hawaii already has filed a lawsuit, and Washington, Minnesota, Oregon, New York and Massachusetts plan to file a new complaint on Monday. The attorney general for Washington state also wants the federal judge who halted Trump's first travel ban to include the revised ban in last month's order.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mauritania's state-run news agency is reporting that a newly formed extremist group is claiming responsibility for Sunday's attack on a Mali military base that killed at least 17 soldiers. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, says Mauritania's news agency is reporting that the group based in Mali is claiming it carried out the attack. The newly formed extremist group merges three militant groups that already have been staging joint attacks.

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is adding nearly 134,000 SUVs to a 2016 recall to fix driveshaft joints that could fail and cause the vehicles to keep moving. The expanded recall covers certain X5 and X6 SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years in the U.S. and Canada. Some 21,000 BMW SUVs were recalled last year.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to fix Florida's death penalty is almost ready for Gov. Rick Scott's signature — the second time in two years the state has attempted to fix the law. The Florida House is scheduled to vote on a bill today that would require a unanimous jury vote before the death penalty can be imposed. The Senate unanimously approved the measure yesterday. It's a response to court decisions that have left the state's death penalty law in limbo.

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