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Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:00
Although the average acceptance rate at four-year colleges has remained stable, students are expressing their fears of rejection by applying to more institutions.

What to look out for in the European Central Bank's meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:59

FILE - This Thursday, March 10, 2016 file photo shows, President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, speaking during a press conference following a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. European Central Bank head Draghi is likely to underline Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his news conference, that monetary stimulus is working and that more is available if needed. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's big dose of economic stimulus medicine is working — and if somehow it isn't, there's more available.


France wants state of emergency extended

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:56
Extra powers for police and security services should be extended for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 football tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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Japan's Mitsubishi Motors finds falsified fuel mileage tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:55
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday says it found evidence its employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicles.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says its employees falsified data on mileage tests on light vehicles. (Corrects that mileage, not emissions data were falsified.)

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:50
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says its employees falsified data on mileage tests on light vehicles. (Corrects that mileage, not emissions data were falsified.)

Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:49

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing that men who want to get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex wait for 24 hours and get a sworn statement from their sexual partners detailing their problems. Rep. Mia McLeod says her bill is a tongue-in-cheek response to all of the […]
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Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:49

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing that men who want to get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex wait for 24 hours and get a sworn statement from their sexual partners detailing their problems. Rep. Mia McLeod says her bill is a tongue-in-cheek response to all of the […]
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Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:49

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing that men who want to get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex wait for 24 hours and get a sworn statement from their sexual partners detailing their problems. Rep. Mia McLeod says her bill is a tongue-in-cheek response to all of the […]

Activists: IS seizes new ground in eastern Syria

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:48

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a media outlet associated with militants say the Islamic State group has seized control of a government-controlled neighborhood in Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, expanding its presence in the province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Wednesday the group’s militants clashed heavily overnight with government troops and allied […]
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Activists: IS seizes new ground in eastern Syria

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:48

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a media outlet associated with militants say the Islamic State group has seized control of a government-controlled neighborhood in Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, expanding its presence in the province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Wednesday the group’s militants clashed heavily overnight with government troops and allied […]
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Activists: IS seizes new ground in eastern Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:48

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a media outlet associated with militants say the Islamic State group has seized control of a government-controlled neighborhood in Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, expanding its presence in the province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Wednesday the group’s militants clashed heavily overnight with government troops and allied […]

University professor mauled by a brown bear while teaching

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:46

This April 2, 2016, photo provided by Gemini Waltz Media shows Forest Wagner at a Eaglecrest Ski Area in Douglas, Alaska. Wagner, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, was mauled by a bear while leading a mountaineering class near Haines, Alaska, on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Cortes Perez, Gemini Waltz Media via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Students and teaching assistants have arrived back in Juneau from a remote mountaineering class that was cut short when one of their professors was mauled by a brown bear.


EU to make announcement amid Google-Android rumors

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:44

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s antitrust chief is making an unexpected announcement on a competition case, amid rumors that the EU is going after Google’s Android smartphone operating system for allegedly rigging the market in Google’s favor. The EU Commission announced early Wednesday that EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager would speak at 11:30 a.m. (0930GMT), […]
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EU to make announcement amid Google-Android rumors

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:44

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s antitrust chief is making an unexpected announcement on a competition case, amid rumors that the EU is going after Google’s Android smartphone operating system for allegedly rigging the market in Google’s favor. The EU Commission announced early Wednesday that EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager would speak at 11:30 a.m. (0930GMT), […]
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EU to make announcement amid Google-Android rumors

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:44

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s antitrust chief is making an unexpected announcement on a competition case, amid rumors that the EU is going after Google’s Android smartphone operating system for allegedly rigging the market in Google’s favor. The EU Commission announced early Wednesday that EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager would speak at 11:30 a.m. (0930GMT), […]

UN drugs summit lays bare divisions

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:43
In what is billed as the most significant meeting in years, UN members are discussing the global drugs problem - but sharp divisions have been exposed.
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NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:36

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO-Russia Council is meeting for the first time in nearly two years, with the U.S.-led alliance planning to object to what it deems provocative and dangerous actions by Moscow’s military. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday’s meeting at alliance headquarters is being held to exchange views on Ukraine and other issues, […]
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NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:36

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO-Russia Council is meeting for the first time in nearly two years, with the U.S.-led alliance planning to object to what it deems provocative and dangerous actions by Moscow’s military. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday’s meeting at alliance headquarters is being held to exchange views on Ukraine and other issues, […]
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NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:36

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO-Russia Council is meeting for the first time in nearly two years, with the U.S.-led alliance planning to object to what it deems provocative and dangerous actions by Moscow’s military. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday’s meeting at alliance headquarters is being held to exchange views on Ukraine and other issues, […]

Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:33

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools threatens a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community. The court decision has prompted swift condemnation from the state’s Republican leadership. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond sided Tuesday with a […]
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