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Migrant deal in question as Turkey refuses terror law change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:37

A woman walk with her baby on fields as a group of refugees and migrants leave the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on Tuesday May 10, 2016. About 54,000 refugees and migrants are currently stranded in Greece as 10,000 are camped in Idomeni, after the European Union and Turkey reached a deal designed to stem the flow of refugees into Europe’s prosperous heartland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey has officially refused to change its anti-terror laws to satisfy European Union demands as part of its efforts to secure visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, raising questions about the future of the EU's migrant deal with Ankara.


AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]
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AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]
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AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]

Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]
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Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]
Categories: Sports Center

Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]

Race, Culture and a Hit Called ‘Hamilton’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35
The Times’s theater critics discuss a season defined by “Hamilton” and other sophisticated works that focused on race, history and cultural reclamation.

Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]
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Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]
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Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]

Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]
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Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]
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Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]

Alabama man sentenced in fatal shooting at doctor's office

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:25
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his wife at a central Alabama doctor's office has been sentenced to prison.

Kickstarter cash 'used to build home'

BBC World News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:24
Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a home.
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Woman 'filmed suicide on Periscope'

BBC World News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:21
An investigation opens into the death of a 19-year-old woman in France who reportedly live-streamed her own suicide.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit girl, 5, fatally shoots self after finding gun under pillow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:20
The girl was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead on arrival, Detroit police spokeswoman Shanelle Williams said. Police did not release the names of the girl or grandmother. "It was an awful tragedy that has all of us shook up and our heart broke," the girl's aunt Freda Davis told a local CBS radio affiliate.

Scores Are Killed as a Wave of Bombings Bloodies Baghdad

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:14
The most deadly attack, at a crowded market in the Sadr City district, was claimed by the Islamic State. Two more bombings were reported at police checkpoints in the capital.

How much for that tequila shot? The price is always changing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:14

How much for that tequila shot? The price is always changingNEW YORK (AP) — Down a shot of tequila at The Blind Burro and the second round may cost you more. Or less. It all depends on what everyone else is drinking.