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Consumer Spending Steady

(Metro) U.S.consumers are spending as much money as they did a month ago, and about as much as they did a year ago.

This morning's Gallup consumer spending report shows Americans putting out an average of $94 dollars a day in August. 

That's the same as in July and very close to the $95 dollars in average daily spending for August of 2013.

Pistachios May Help Prevent Diabetes

(Metro) Eating pistachios could help prevent type-2 diabetes.  Researchers in Spain studied people with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels.

Such people have what doctors call pre-diabetes. 

Those who ate about two ounces of pistachios a day showed significant drops in blood sugar and insulin levels, along with improved insulin and glucose processing. 

The study is reported in the journal "Diabetes Care."

Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey Will Be UVa. President’s Speaker for the Arts

Kevin Spacey will address the University of Virginia on Oct. 18th at 6 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena for the 2nd Annual UVa. President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

Bicyclist Runs into Back Of UVa. Truck

Virginia State Police are investigating an incident that happened between a bicyclist and a University of Virginia landscaping truck.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Get Commitment from 2016 Point Guard

Tony Bennett's first commit for the Virginia basketball recruiting class of 2016 is a 6-3 point guard from New York.

Cavs Dominate Again in Win Over Villanova

For the third game in a row, the third-ranked Virginia women's soccer team scored a shutout win, beating Villanova 5-0 at at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday.

Cavs' Coley Recognized by ACC

The ACC's honor roll of top performers for the first weekend of the college football season includes Virginia linebacker Henry Coley.

Field Hockey falls 3-0 at Penn State

Sixth-ranked Virginia field hockey fell to number eight Penn State Sunday, falling to 1-1 this season.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Macedonia's prime minister takes opposition leader to court over bribe allegations

A Macedonian court is hearing a private lawsuit by the country's prime minister against the opposition leader for alleged slanderous allegations concerning a bank sale.

Viral video captures Iranian woman dancing, defying strict Islamic code

A new viral video believed to have been shot in Iran shows a woman dancing joyously atop a car and tossing aside her hijab, in the latest example of women defying the Islamic republic's strict religious code.

Mexico president announces $9.2 billion airport project for capital, to quadruple capacity

Mexico's president is announcing the construction of a new international airport for the capital that will quadruple the capacity of the current one.

Thousands flee northeast Nigerian city under siege by Islamic militants, says senator

A Nigerian senator says thousands of people are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic militants.

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