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Economic Trends: The More China’s Currency Falls, the More It Looks Like a ‘Currency War’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:19
The devaluation fits China’s frantic efforts to prop up its stock market earlier this summer, a short-term solution to a pressing problem.









2nd man charged in theft of $150K left behind by ATM workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:19
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A second man who allegedly made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash mistakenly left behind by ATM workers in New Jersey has been arrested, police said.

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed on fake cancer charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:12
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania beauty queen has been jailed on charges she faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers, and will be stripped of her title.

Ceasefires start in Syrian towns

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:10
Two-day ceasefires between Syrian rebel and pro-government forces reportedly begin in three towns, as dozens are killed around Damascus.
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Kraft Heinz announces 2,500 job cuts

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:07
Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs in the US and Canada as part of a programme of cost cutting following its recent merger
Categories: BBC World News

Samoa first to name World Cup squad

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:06
London Irish's Ofisa Treviranus will captain Scotland's Pool B rivals Samoa as they name their World Cup squad.
Categories: BBC World News

Mississippi Ban on Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Is Challenged

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:06
The ban is the only one of its kind in the nation, and experts say it is unlikely to hold up in court in the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.









AG Kathleen Kane to discuss charges against her

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:51

AG Kathleen Kane to address charges against herFacing pressure to resign, Kane plans to publicly discuss the criminal charges leveled against her last week.


JOIN THE ACTION: Rainbows after the storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:44

 Rainbows after the stormAction News viewers sent us photos of the rainbows that appeared after Tuesday evening's storms.


Suspected thief said nothing to ex-wife about Stradivarius

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

 The case contained a famous Stradivarius that had been stolen from Totenberg in 1980, most likely by Johnson. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Philip Johnson was dying of pancreatic cancer when he brought his former wife, Thanh Tran, to the basement of his home in Venice, California. Under a tarp that was weighted down with bricks was a violin case with a combination lock.


More evacuations ordered as Northern California blaze grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, a section of brush flares up near power lines at the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley, Ariz. Authorities said 300 firefighters are battling the fire amid strong winds and low humidity. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations.


Navy: 2 injured in fire aboard aircraft carrier in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:38
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says two people were injured after a fire erupted aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier while a fighter jet was undergoing refueling.

Beetle swarms invade Portland neighborhood

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:36
Beetles are invading areas of Portland and it turns out the government really is to blame.
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Beetle swarms invade Portland neighborhood

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:36
Beetles are invading areas of Portland and it turns out the government really is to blame.
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Beetle swarms invade Portland neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:36
Beetles are invading areas of Portland and it turns out the government really is to blame.

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'has new leader'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:33
The Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has a new leader who is open to dialogue, says Chad's President Idriss Deby.
Categories: BBC World News

Macy’s feels weak tourist spending in 2Q

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s reported a 26 percent drop in second-quarter profit and a sales shortfall after it was hobbled by weak tourist spending and West Coast port delays in the second quarter. The company cut its annual sales forecast for a key revenue measure and shares tumbled 5 percent in early trading Wednesday. […]
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Macy’s feels weak tourist spending in 2Q

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s reported a 26 percent drop in second-quarter profit and a sales shortfall after it was hobbled by weak tourist spending and West Coast port delays in the second quarter. The company cut its annual sales forecast for a key revenue measure and shares tumbled 5 percent in early trading Wednesday. […]
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Macy’s feels weak tourist spending in 2Q

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s reported a 26 percent drop in second-quarter profit and a sales shortfall after it was hobbled by weak tourist spending and West Coast port delays in the second quarter. The company cut its annual sales forecast for a key revenue measure and shares tumbled 5 percent in early trading Wednesday. […]

Thousands mourn state trooper who died on duty

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:26
Thousands of people joined representatives from dozens of law enforcement agencies Tuesday at a memorial for a Washington State Trooper who died while on duty
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