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Altria misses 4Q profit forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group (MO) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.25 billion. The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 67 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks […]

Day 12 of the Australian Open: Murray vs Raonic semifinal

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray plays in his sixth Australian Open semifinal in seven years on Friday against Milos Raonic, who is into his first. Based on current form by both players, it should be a good one. The two play a Rod Laver Arena night match to earn the right to take on […]
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Day 12 of the Australian Open: Murray vs Raonic semifinal

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray plays in his sixth Australian Open semifinal in seven years on Friday against Milos Raonic, who is into his first. Based on current form by both players, it should be a good one. The two play a Rod Laver Arena night match to earn the right to take on […]
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Day 12 of the Australian Open: Murray vs Raonic semifinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray plays in his sixth Australian Open semifinal in seven years on Friday against Milos Raonic, who is into his first. Based on current form by both players, it should be a good one. The two play a Rod Laver Arena night match to earn the right to take on […]

The Latest: Angelique Kerber waits for Steffi Graf’s advice

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Angelique Kerber knows she faces a daunting task trying to beat 21-time major champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday. So she’s reaching out to someone who might be able to help — Steffi […]
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The Latest: Angelique Kerber waits for Steffi Graf’s advice

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Angelique Kerber knows she faces a daunting task trying to beat 21-time major champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday. So she’s reaching out to someone who might be able to help — Steffi […]
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The Latest: Angelique Kerber waits for Steffi Graf’s advice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Angelique Kerber knows she faces a daunting task trying to beat 21-time major champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday. So she’s reaching out to someone who might be able to help — Steffi […]

East Bay water district admits mistake on 'water waster' list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

East Bay water district admits mistake on 'water waster' listThe East Bay Municipal Utility District is apologizing to some of its customers after there were some errors in the report of biggest water wasters.


UN to decide if Zika virus is a global health emergency

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:33

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological […]
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UN to decide if Zika virus is a global health emergency

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:33

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological […]
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UN to decide if Zika virus is a global health emergency

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:33

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological […]

Super Bowl City traffic congestion woes continue in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:33

Super Bowl City traffic congestion woes continue in San FranciscoThe Super Bowl has the potential to rake in record cash, but until then, major closures for Super Bowl City have meant a challenging commute for people who live and work in San Francisco.


Hamas fighters die in tunnel collapse

BBC World News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:28
The Palestinian militant group Hamas says seven of its fighters have died after an attack tunnel they were working on in Gaza collapsed.
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Alibaba 3Q net income jumps on strong holiday season

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Holding Ltd.’s third quarter net income jumped ahead of analyst expectations as mobile shopping continued to grow and Chinese customers snapped up items during the holidays. The results were a reassuring sign as worries about a slowdown in the Chinese economy continue. Shares jumped 4 percent in […]
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Alibaba 3Q net income jumps on strong holiday season

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Holding Ltd.’s third quarter net income jumped ahead of analyst expectations as mobile shopping continued to grow and Chinese customers snapped up items during the holidays. The results were a reassuring sign as worries about a slowdown in the Chinese economy continue. Shares jumped 4 percent in […]
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Alibaba 3Q net income jumps on strong holiday season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Holding Ltd.’s third quarter net income jumped ahead of analyst expectations as mobile shopping continued to grow and Chinese customers snapped up items during the holidays. The results were a reassuring sign as worries about a slowdown in the Chinese economy continue. Shares jumped 4 percent in […]

EU acts on 'aggressive tax practices'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:26
The European Commission has made a series of pledges designed to tackle "aggressive tax practices" by multi-national companies.
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IOC’s Bach: Refugees will be honored at Rio Olympics

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:23

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the torch relay for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will include a stop at a refugee camp in Athens. Bach has also promised to build sporting facilities on the island of Lesbos that has been hard hit by the migrant crisis. Bach visited a […]
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IOC’s Bach: Refugees will be honored at Rio Olympics

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:23

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the torch relay for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will include a stop at a refugee camp in Athens. Bach has also promised to build sporting facilities on the island of Lesbos that has been hard hit by the migrant crisis. Bach visited a […]
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IOC’s Bach: Refugees will be honored at Rio Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:23

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the torch relay for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will include a stop at a refugee camp in Athens. Bach has also promised to build sporting facilities on the island of Lesbos that has been hard hit by the migrant crisis. Bach visited a […]