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New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:59
David Shafer’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” about a cabal that plans to subjugate humanity, may be the novel of the summer.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:59
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders Summit.
Categories: BBC World News

Stem cell scientist found dead

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:58
A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-cop charged with homicide says death accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:57
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer says he killed a 19-year-old college student accidentally during rough sex by playing a choking game that went too far.

Ex-cop charged with homicide says death accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:57
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer says he killed a 19-year-old college student accidentally during rough sex by playing a choking game that went too far.

Recordings reveal final days of Nixon White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:56

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1974 file photo, Richard Nixon waves goodbye with a salute to his staff members outside the White House as he boards a helicopter and e resigns the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974. He was the first president in American history to resign the nation's highest office. (AP Photo, File)YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.


Recordings reveal final days of Nixon White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:56

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1974 file photo, Richard Nixon waves goodbye with a salute to his staff members outside the White House as he boards a helicopter and e resigns the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974. He was the first president in American history to resign the nation's highest office. (AP Photo, File)YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.


Sources identify jogger killed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:55

Sources identify jogger killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice sources have identified the woman whose body was found in a park near a Northeast Philadelphia cemetery on Tuesday.


Sources identify jogger killed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:55

Sources identify jogger killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice sources have identified the woman whose body was found in a park near a Northeast Philadelphia cemetery on Tuesday.


US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:55
U.S. services firms grew at the fastest rate in more than eight years in July, the latest sign of an economy picking up speed in the second half of the year.

Improving housing market luring would-be brokers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:53

This Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo shows construction cranes at the Brickell City Centre project in downtown Miami. According to real estate license applications in 2013, the number of U.S. real estate agents is increasing as the housing market recovers from the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — To motivate a classroom packed with 87 aspiring real estate agents, instructor Keith Grandy started off his one-week, intensive course with the promise of big money: With hard work, fresh licensees in the Miami metro area could make $100,000 a year if they complete at least two transactions per month, according to current property prices and commissions.


Improving housing market luring would-be brokers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:53

This Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo shows construction cranes at the Brickell City Centre project in downtown Miami. According to real estate license applications in 2013, the number of U.S. real estate agents is increasing as the housing market recovers from the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — To motivate a classroom packed with 87 aspiring real estate agents, instructor Keith Grandy started off his one-week, intensive course with the promise of big money: With hard work, fresh licensees in the Miami metro area could make $100,000 a year if they complete at least two transactions per month, according to current property prices and commissions.


Military jet escorts passenger plane

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:52
A passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas eased rules for housing immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:49
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.

Wisconsin man charged with homicide in suitcase corpses case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:49

Laura Simonson, 37, is pictured in this handout photoA former Wisconsin police officer accused of stuffing the bodies of two women into separate suitcases and dumping the luggage on a rural road was charged on Tuesday with first-degree intentional homicide in one of the cases. Steven Zelich, 52, was charged in Kenosha County with killing an Oregon woman and hiding her corpse. Kenosha is one of the two counties where, authorities said, Zelich told police he had killed the women accidentally during sexual encounters. I call it murder," Kenosha County District Attorney Robert Zapf said.


Wisconsin man charged with homicide in suitcase corpses case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:49

Laura Simonson, 37, is pictured in this handout photoA former Wisconsin police officer accused of stuffing the bodies of two women into separate suitcases and dumping the luggage on a rural road was charged on Tuesday with first-degree intentional homicide in one of the cases. Steven Zelich, 52, was charged in Kenosha County with killing an Oregon woman and hiding her corpse. Kenosha is one of the two counties where, authorities said, Zelich told police he had killed the women accidentally during sexual encounters. I call it murder," Kenosha County District Attorney Robert Zapf said.


US factory orders rise 1.1 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:45
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery and computers and electronics.

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:45

 The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has made the economy more prone to boom-bust cycles and held back the rebound from the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.


A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:43

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, a South Korean quarantine officer, right, checks the body temperature of a passenger against the possible infection of Ebola virus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea has been stepping up monitoring of its citizens returning from trips to West Africa and other areas affected by the deadly Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee, File) KOREA OUTNEW YORK (AP) — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.


Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:42

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.