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Pennsylvania state police plan to fight U.S. discrimination suit

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police vowed on Wednesday to fight a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice contending that the physical fitness tests required of prospective state troopers discriminate against women.


Dollar, Treasuries yields gain after Fed statement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar held gains against a basket of major currencies while U.S. Treasuries yields surged on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised its assessment of the U.S. economy while reiterating it is in no hurry to increase interest rates.


5 Seconds of Summer debut album tops Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian pop rock group 5 Seconds of Summer scored one of the year's biggest debuts on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, cementing its status as the latest boy band to conquer the United States.



Argentine FA chief, FIFA executive Grondona dies

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82, South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL said.


U.S. regulator questions Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday he is "deeply troubled" by a Verizon Communications Inc announcement that high-speed wireless customers who subscribe to older unlimited data plans might experience slower speeds starting Oct. 1.

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