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Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications for weekly unemployment aid fell 15,000 to 281,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose 3,250 to 282,500. Both figures […]
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Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications for weekly unemployment aid fell 15,000 to 281,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose 3,250 to 282,500. Both figures […]
Categories: Sports Center

Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications for weekly unemployment aid fell 15,000 to 281,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose 3,250 to 282,500. Both figures […]

After nuke deal, Rouhani says Iran could soon buy new planes

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:59
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has pointed to another possible windfall from the nuclear deal with world powers — his country may soon be able to buy badly needed new planes for its aging fleet, the official IRNA news agency reported. Hassan Rouhani said Iranian negotiators came away from the talks in Vienna with […]
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After nuke deal, Rouhani says Iran could soon buy new planes

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:59
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has pointed to another possible windfall from the nuclear deal with world powers — his country may soon be able to buy badly needed new planes for its aging fleet, the official IRNA news agency reported. Hassan Rouhani said Iranian negotiators came away from the talks in Vienna with […]
Categories: Sports Center

After nuke deal, Rouhani says Iran could soon buy new planes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:59
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has pointed to another possible windfall from the nuclear deal with world powers — his country may soon be able to buy badly needed new planes for its aging fleet, the official IRNA news agency reported. Hassan Rouhani said Iranian negotiators came away from the talks in Vienna with […]

Aer Lingus takeover gets green light

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:51
Aer Lingus shareholders give the green light for a takeover by International Airline Group at an extraordinary general meeting.
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Little certainty year after airliner shot down in Ukraine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:49

A fog of vehement allegations, macabre claims and self-serving rhetoric shrouds the tragedy.

       

Cameroon bans face veil after bombings

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:43
Cameroon bans people from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in the Far North region following two suicide bomb attacks on Sunday.
Categories: BBC World News

MPs get 10% pay rise to £74,000

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:42
MPs' salaries are to rise from £67,060 to £74,000, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has announced.
Categories: BBC World News

Untested Rape Kits: What local investigations found

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:38

Reporting about sexual assault evidence problems by Gannett's local newspapers

       

Former President George H.W. Bush in fair condition at Maine hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:33

Former U.S. President George Bush speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was in fair condition at a Maine hospital on Thursday after suffering a neck fracture in a fall at his home, according to spokesmen for Bush and the hospital. After being taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland following the fall on Wednesday, Bush, who served as America's 41st president, was initially described as stable. On Thursday morning hospital spokesman Matt Paul told Reuters the 91-year-old Bush was in "fair condition." "41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck," Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement posted on Twitter following the accident.


4 Marines, gunman dead in Tennessee rampage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:31

FBI identifies shooter as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssef Abdulazeez

       

Police: Woman left child alone in car to go to the gym

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:19
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been charged with leaving her 4-month-old baby alone in her car twice while she went to the gym.

Scotland ease to T20 win over Canada

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:17
Kyle Coetzer's half century leads Scotland to an eight-wicket win over Canada in their World Twenty20 Qualifier.
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Philip Morris 2Q results beat analysts' expectations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose as market share improved and some costs declined.

No action over Mackay & Moody texts

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:15
Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and head of recruitment Iain Moody face no FA action over alleged racist and sexist texts.
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Downed tree suspends SEPTA rail service in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:12

Downed tree suspends SEPTA rail service in Bucks Co.A downed tree prompted SEPTA to suspend service on its Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail line.


City Room: New York Today: Rethinking a Messy Minor Offense

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:09
Thursday: Law firms find ways to profit, the sun’s on the loose, and a look back at a blackout.









Texas set to execute man for murder of 93-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:07
Texas is set on Thursday to execute Clifton Williams, 31, who was convicted of murdering a 93-year-old woman about 10 years ago and then setting her body on fire in a robbery to support his drug habit. Texas plans to execute Williams by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at its death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the 528th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.