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Barca situation difficult - Pedro

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:41
Forward Pedro calls his situation "difficult" after Barcelona's technical secretary said he wants to leave the Spanish club.
Categories: BBC World News

Japan climbers killed on Matterhorn

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:38
Two Japanese climbers who scaled the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps have been found dead on the mountain, the Japanese foreign ministry says.
Categories: BBC World News

Granola bars contain hemp seeds, Army warns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:37

Snacking "Strong & KIND" may put extra protein in your diet, but could also put you in danger of failing a drug test, the Army says.

       

Fire damages house in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:34

Fire damages house in Point BreezeFirefighters battled a blaze that damaged a house in Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.


Temple student starts petition for pope to bless Bradford's knees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:31

Temple student starts petition for pope to bless Bradford's kneesTemple University student Patrik Patel's request on the website Change.org is to have the pope bless the knees of Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.


VIDEO: Australia PM speaks out on gay marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:27
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has blocked a free vote for government MPs on any same-sex marriage bills but said the issue should be "put to the people" after the next election.
Categories: BBC World News

El Salvador cracks down on gangs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:27
El Salvador orders the arrest of 300 gang members following attacks on members of the security forces and a gang-imposed public transport strike.
Categories: BBC World News

China currency falls for second day

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:20
China's commerce ministry says a lower yuan will help exports, as the Central Bank cuts the currency's rate against the dollar for a second day.
Categories: BBC World News

2 suspects wounded in gun battle with Atlanta police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:16
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were wounded by gunfire during a late-night shootout with Atlanta police.

Yuan and you: How China's devalued currency affects U.S. consumers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:14

The devaluation of China's yuan could have an effect on American consumers. Here's how.

       

Stolen Picasso painting to be returned to France via embassy in D.C.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:14

The 1911 oil painting worth millions was discovered missing in 2001.

       

China Weakens Its Currency Further

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:14
The nation’s central bank set the official rate 1.6 percent lower than the previous day, jolting markets and raising concerns about the economy.









Young star Nelsons sees new reach for classical music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:04

Young star Nelsons sees new reach for classical musicAs a summer breeze blew, Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons summoned the sense of an opening to heaven as voices from the giant choir rattled the open-air theater. Nelsons had chosen Mahler's Symphony No. 8, one of the biggest and most involved works of the classical repertoire, to celebrate Saturday's 75th anniversary of Tanglewood, the orchestra's annual summer home and music school in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. For Nelsons, a rising young star in the conducting world who started at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and whose contract was recently extended, such big ideas are paramount in classical music -- and orchestras can bring them to a wider audience.


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3 injured, including teen in Germantown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:04

Bullets leave 3 injured, 2 critically, in GermantownPolice say two men and a young woman were shot and wounded in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


Reporting From Iran, Jewish Paper Sees No Plot to Destroy Israel

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:00
A journalist from The Forward, an American Jewish pro-Israel publication, described a “dynamic push-and-pull’’ between Iran’s theocratic government and its people.









Poll: Trump has (smaller) lead in New Hampshire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:58

Donald Trump still leads in New Hampshire, but his numbers are down, a new polls says; other candidates are moving up.

       

8 critically hurt in chlorine leak at recycling plant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:57

Workers suffered respiratory injuries after ruptured cylinder releases vapor.

       

Farah to make Great North Run return

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:48
Double Olympic and World 5,000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah will defend his Great North Run title next month.
Categories: BBC World News

L.A. fighting drought with millions of black plastic balls

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:47

The Los Angeles Reservoir has now turned black, but not from any kind of pollution.

       

Fact check: Trump's comments on women

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:45

Trump denied he had ever called female adversaries some of the words Megyn Kelly listed at the GOP debate.