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Australian says he’s founder of Bitcoin digital cash

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:31

LONDON (AP) — An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator. BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The computer scientist, inventor and academic says he launched the […]
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Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:54

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows. In a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Fumio Kishida affirmed the importance of Southeast Asia’s economic prosperity to Japan. He pledged […]
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Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:54

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows. In a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Fumio Kishida affirmed the importance of Southeast Asia’s economic prosperity to Japan. He pledged […]
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Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]
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Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:39

Colorful lanterns in Seoul for Buddha’s birthday, an anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar and sumo wrestlers holding babies were among editors’ picks of images from around Asia last week. Mar Roxas, one of five presidential candidates in the Philippines, greeted supporters with a week to go in the country’s May 9 elections. In Myanmar, a maroon […]
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:39

Colorful lanterns in Seoul for Buddha’s birthday, an anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar and sumo wrestlers holding babies were among editors’ picks of images from around Asia last week. Mar Roxas, one of five presidential candidates in the Philippines, greeted supporters with a week to go in the country’s May 9 elections. In Myanmar, a maroon […]
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Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, according to the Justice Department. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]
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Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, according to the Justice Department. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]
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Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:09

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. Kerry met on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and planned to meet later with the U.N. […]
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Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:09

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. Kerry met on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and planned to meet later with the U.N. […]
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SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:01

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad, officials said Monday. The instruction was issued in response to North Korea’s threat to retaliate for last month’s group defection by 13 North Koreans, who Pyongyang says were […]
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SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:01

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad, officials said Monday. The instruction was issued in response to North Korea’s threat to retaliate for last month’s group defection by 13 North Koreans, who Pyongyang says were […]
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Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:54

GENEVA (AP) — Was it a blip, or a breakthrough? Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world’s biggest atom smasher — best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago — starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious hints of an entirely new particle. Such […]
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Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:54

GENEVA (AP) — Was it a blip, or a breakthrough? Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world’s biggest atom smasher — best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago — starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious hints of an entirely new particle. Such […]
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Raging fire destroys historic New York City church

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:52

NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter. The fire that started at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan sent plumes of smoke billowing into the city’s skyline. The fire was […]
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Raging fire destroys historic New York City church

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:52

NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter. The fire that started at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan sent plumes of smoke billowing into the city’s skyline. The fire was […]
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Scalia’s loss raises questions for Supreme Court

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue, but arguments last week in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show there are high-profile cases […]
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Scalia’s loss raises questions for Supreme Court

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue, but arguments last week in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show there are high-profile cases […]
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Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington

NBA - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — The derailment of a CSX train in Washington, D.C. is forcing some commuters to find a different way to work. The MARC commuter rail system said its Brunswick Line won’t be operating in and out of Washington on Monday. MARC says the trains won’t run past Silver Spring and are urging commuters […]
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