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Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:07

ATLANTA (AP) — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week. Organizers of Atlanta Classic say they received word from Phelps that he would not be competing. The meet is set for May 13-15 at Georgia Tech’s aquatic center, site of the […]
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Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:07

ATLANTA (AP) — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week. Organizers of Atlanta Classic say they received word from Phelps that he would not be competing. The meet is set for May 13-15 at Georgia Tech’s aquatic center, site of the […]
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Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:01

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day. The district released a list of 90 closed schools as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Detroit Federation of Teachers president Ivy Bailey said in an email Monday night that educators are not expected to show […]
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Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:01

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day. The district released a list of 90 closed schools as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Detroit Federation of Teachers president Ivy Bailey said in an email Monday night that educators are not expected to show […]
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Profits sagged at Swiss bank UBS as clients held back

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:51

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank UBS Group AG says first-quarter profits dropped as turbulent markets and global economic and political uncertainty deterred clients from doing business. Net profit fell to 707 million Swiss francs ($749 million) from 1.98 billion francs in the year-earlier quarter. The bank said market swings and geopolitical uncertainty resulted in […]
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Profits sagged at Swiss bank UBS as clients held back

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:51

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank UBS Group AG says first-quarter profits dropped as turbulent markets and global economic and political uncertainty deterred clients from doing business. Net profit fell to 707 million Swiss francs ($749 million) from 1.98 billion francs in the year-earlier quarter. The bank said market swings and geopolitical uncertainty resulted in […]
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2 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:50

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police have detained two suspects for questioning in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a university student on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread […]
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2 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:50

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police have detained two suspects for questioning in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a university student on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread […]
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Long Island’s first science-focused high school is closing

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:40

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island’s first science-focused high school is slated to close in June due to a $1 million budget gap and low enrollment. The Doshi STEM Institute, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, opened in 2013. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1NiUC7f ) reports Nassau BOCES officials notified parents and students at a meeting […]
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Long Island’s first science-focused high school is closing

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:40

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island’s first science-focused high school is slated to close in June due to a $1 million budget gap and low enrollment. The Doshi STEM Institute, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, opened in 2013. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1NiUC7f ) reports Nassau BOCES officials notified parents and students at a meeting […]
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Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:34

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan hospital official says a child estimated to be seven months old has been rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed three and half days ago. Simon Ithae, spokesman of the Kenyatta National hospital, says the baby was pulled from the rubble of the seven-story building at 4 […]
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Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:34

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan hospital official says a child estimated to be seven months old has been rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed three and half days ago. Simon Ithae, spokesman of the Kenyatta National hospital, says the baby was pulled from the rubble of the seven-story building at 4 […]
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Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:29

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. Seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin sealed the barrel Monday at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 20 miles south […]
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Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:29

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. Seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin sealed the barrel Monday at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 20 miles south […]
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Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:19

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is criticizing Russia for aggression in Europe and is promising to continue a military buildup to deter war on NATO’s eastern flank. In remarks Tuesday at a ceremony installing a new commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, Carter said he is particularly troubled by what he called […]
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Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:19

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is criticizing Russia for aggression in Europe and is promising to continue a military buildup to deter war on NATO’s eastern flank. In remarks Tuesday at a ceremony installing a new commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, Carter said he is particularly troubled by what he called […]
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Press Freedom: Journalists face murders but keep working

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:14

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine. His voice breaks as he reads a recent note: “Keep doing what you do, and we shall come to give your well-deserved award (death).” Dulyar, the Mogadishu director for the Somali television station Horn Cable, […]
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Press Freedom: Journalists face murders but keep working

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:14

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine. His voice breaks as he reads a recent note: “Keep doing what you do, and we shall come to give your well-deserved award (death).” Dulyar, the Mogadishu director for the Somali television station Horn Cable, […]
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Australia plans to halve budget deficit within 3 years

NBA - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:04

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government says it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax cuts. Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed on Tuesday that the deficit for the current fiscal year that ends on June 30 is expected […]
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Australia plans to halve budget deficit within 3 years

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:04

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government says it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax cuts. Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed on Tuesday that the deficit for the current fiscal year that ends on June 30 is expected […]
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