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Ben Carson: No apologies for using fetal tissue research

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:44

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson defends his own research using fetal tissue.

       

To the beach: Obama's summer reading list

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:42

White House releases list of three fiction and three non-fiction books on president's list

       

Donors Descend on Schumer and Others in Debate on Iran

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:41
The passions of big contributors — and their ability to change a candidate’s fortunes — are a keenly felt undercurrent to the debate over the fate of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.









Odd suckers: Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:40

This handout photo provided by Roy L. Caldwell shows a LPSO male A15 canteleve large Pacific striped octopus about to catch a shrimp. Shifting shapes, sporting mesmerizing eyes, and showing uncanny intelligence, the octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have re-discovered a species of that sea creature that shares some of our social and mating habits. (Roy L. Caldwell via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.


Devaluation Hints at China’s Rising Distress Over Economy

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:33
China allowed the renminbi to weaken significantly for a third consecutive day, its biggest plunge in decades, increasing concerns that the sluggish economy is even worse off and that the government is panicking.









Fire near Lynnwood destroys motor home, abandoned house

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:29
Two women in the motor home at the time of the fire got out OK, and firefighters controlled the blaze in about 30 minutes.
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Fire near Lynnwood destroys motor home, abandoned house

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:29
Two women in the motor home at the time of the fire got out OK, and firefighters controlled the blaze in about 30 minutes.
Categories: Sports Center

Fire near Lynnwood destroys motor home, abandoned house

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:29
Two women in the motor home at the time of the fire got out OK, and firefighters controlled the blaze in about 30 minutes.

Mexico giving away 10 million digital televisions to poor

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:26
Poor Mexicans are receiving some of the 10 million digital television sets the government is giving away in a push to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format.
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Mexico giving away 10 million digital televisions to poor

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:26
Poor Mexicans are receiving some of the 10 million digital television sets the government is giving away in a push to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format.
Categories: Sports Center

Mexico giving away 10 million digital televisions to poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:26
Poor Mexicans are receiving some of the 10 million digital television sets the government is giving away in a push to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format.

Man shot in back of head in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:16

Man shot in back of head in OverbrookA man was shot in the back of the head in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.


Digital mapmaking race heats up

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:10
Google, Apple, Uber and German luxury carmakers are competing. Whichever can draw the best digital atlas, update it at lightning speeds and control who can use it has an edge on future industries from robot taxi and package-delivery fleets to personalized shopping apps.
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Digital mapmaking race heats up

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:10
Google, Apple, Uber and German luxury carmakers are competing. Whichever can draw the best digital atlas, update it at lightning speeds and control who can use it has an edge on future industries from robot taxi and package-delivery fleets to personalized shopping apps.
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Digital mapmaking race heats up

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:10
Google, Apple, Uber and German luxury carmakers are competing. Whichever can draw the best digital atlas, update it at lightning speeds and control who can use it has an edge on future industries from robot taxi and package-delivery fleets to personalized shopping apps.

From boom to near-bust: A gunmaker's cautionary tale

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:10

There was perhaps no more attractive small brand in the lucrative U.S. gun industry than PTR Industries.

       

Inmate who participated in 'San Quentin Six' 1971 escape attempt killed in California prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:07
An inmate who had been imprisoned for 50 years and participated in a notorious 1971 escape attempt from San Quentin was killed and numerous others injured in a riot on Wednesday afternoon at a prison outside Sacramento, officials said. Eleven inmates were taken to hospitals with stab wounds and "numerous" others were injured during the incident at California State Prison-Sacramento just before 1 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Officials identified the inmate killed as Hugo Pinell, 71, who had been in custody since 1965.

Army says nay to 700 feral horses roaming Louisiana base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:06

In this Sept. 20, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Army, feral horses graze in front of a soldier riding in an armored Humvee, as part of a security detail, at the Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center, in Fort Polk, La. Officials are trying to find a way to deal with the approximately 700 "trespass horses," and are holding a meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 to hear input from residents and animal rights groups, among others. (Sgt. William Gore/U.S. Army 40th Public Affairs Detachment via AP)Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.


Jeb Bush remains a primary Republican target

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:02

The well-known and well-funded Jeb Bush remains the biggest target for Republicans seeking the presidency.