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10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:05

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP UNDERESTIMATED NO MORE Once dismissed as a fringe candidate, the billionaire businessman is all but certain to lead the GOP into the fall presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. 2. RESIDENTS EVACUATED AS WILDFIRES DEVASTATE CANADIAN TOWN […]
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Shares in miner tumble after Brazil sues over dam disaster

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:05

LONDON (AP) — Shares in miner BHP Billiton Ltd tumbled after Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecution said it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history. BHP said Wednesday the suit seeks social, environmental and economic compensation in relation […]
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Shares in miner tumble after Brazil sues over dam disaster

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:05

LONDON (AP) — Shares in miner BHP Billiton Ltd tumbled after Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecution said it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history. BHP said Wednesday the suit seeks social, environmental and economic compensation in relation […]
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Vigil held for New Jersey student killed at frat house

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:04

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A vigil has been held for a New Jersey Institute of Technology student shot to death during a burglary at a fraternity house near the school. Joseph Micalizzi was killed early Monday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. People formed a ring at the Newark campus Tuesday night, lighting candles in […]
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Vigil held for New Jersey student killed at frat house

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:04

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A vigil has been held for a New Jersey Institute of Technology student shot to death during a burglary at a fraternity house near the school. Joseph Micalizzi was killed early Monday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. People formed a ring at the Newark campus Tuesday night, lighting candles in […]
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Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “toxic stew of hatred & insecurity.” The Massachusetts Democrat issued a series of tweets Tuesday night as results from the Indiana GOP primary forced Texas Senator Ted Cruz from the race and left Trump […]
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Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “toxic stew of hatred & insecurity.” The Massachusetts Democrat issued a series of tweets Tuesday night as results from the Indiana GOP primary forced Texas Senator Ted Cruz from the race and left Trump […]
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Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to satisfy its fans. “Luckily, the movie is good,” Evans said. “If you were […]
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Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to satisfy its fans. “Luckily, the movie is good,” Evans said. “If you were […]
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Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:17

LONDON (AP) — It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The […]
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Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:17

LONDON (AP) — It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The […]
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Spain: Strike keeps El Mundo newspaper off streets

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:08

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s second-largest newspaper, El Mundo, has not appeared in news kiosks owing to a strike over planned layoffs. It is the first time the newspaper’s publication has been hit by a stoppage since its foundation in 1989. The newspaper, which has daily sales of some 120,000, was not in media outlets Wednesday […]
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Spain: Strike keeps El Mundo newspaper off streets

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:08

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s second-largest newspaper, El Mundo, has not appeared in news kiosks owing to a strike over planned layoffs. It is the first time the newspaper’s publication has been hit by a stoppage since its foundation in 1989. The newspaper, which has daily sales of some 120,000, was not in media outlets Wednesday […]
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Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:52

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court. The newspaper has been critical of the government, notably its handling of the gas-dependent economy. The advertising agency for state companies banned ads in El Khabar […]
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Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:52

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court. The newspaper has been critical of the government, notably its handling of the gas-dependent economy. The advertising agency for state companies banned ads in El Khabar […]
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Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:49

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo. State TV says that also on Wednesday, government troops repelled a rebel attack on an Aleppo suburb controlled by the government. Pro-opposition activists confirmed the report, adding […]
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Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:49

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo. State TV says that also on Wednesday, government troops repelled a rebel attack on an Aleppo suburb controlled by the government. Pro-opposition activists confirmed the report, adding […]
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Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:38

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday. The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami, carried on state television, follow a long history […]
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Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:38

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday. The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami, carried on state television, follow a long history […]
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Eurozone growth in ‘low gear’ at start of Q2

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:28

LONDON (AP) — A closely monitored survey is pointing to waning growth in the 19-country eurozone at the start of the second quarter of the year. Financial information company Markit says Wednesday that its purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of business activity — across the region fell modestly to 53 in April from […]
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