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UK industrial output in meagre rise

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:34
The UK's industrial and manufacturing output moved back in to growth in June after falling, but by a smaller-than-expected 0.3%.
Categories: BBC World News

Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:31
To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.

Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:31
The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

East Ukraine dangers increasing - UN

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:30
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, amid reports of an air strike on Donetsk.
Categories: BBC World News

Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:30

Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North PhiladelphiaPolice are on the hunt for three suspects who attacked and robbed a woman on her doorstep in North Philadelphia.


Mom who did 124 mph with kids in car sent to jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:27

This undate image provided via the Scarborough Maine Police's Facebook page shows Cheryl Gilson. The Maine mother busted for driving 124 mph with her two children in the car in April has been sentenced to six months in jail, and police say she's now facing a driving under the influence charge. (AP Photo/Scarborough Maine police department)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine mother busted for driving 124 mph with her two children in the car in April has been sentenced to six months in jail, and police say she's now facing a driving under the influence charge.


Both sides claim TV debate victory

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:24
Both sides of the independence debate claim their side came out on top in the TV head to head between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.
Categories: BBC World News

More tests ordered on Pa. boy's body after autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:20

More tests ordered on Pa. boy's body after autopsyAuthorities say it will take more time to determine what killed a 9-year-old boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of a central Pennsylvania home last week.


Final remarks to jury coming up in porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:16

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Closing arguments are next in the trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed stranger on his porch after he heard a series of poundings before dawn one day last fall.


More Britons flee Libya violence

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:13
The Royal Navy transports 93 more people out of Libya, as the UK Foreign Office says the situation in the country "continues to get worse".
Categories: BBC World News

Playground stabbing victim: 'I'll love you forever'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:12

Boy, 9, stabbed by 12-year-old tells his little brother, 'It's not your fault.'

       

Obama: We'll work to meet Ebola crisis

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:07

President Obama opens last day of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

       

HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:06

FILE - In this March 22, 2009 file photo, Albert Yeung, left, chairman of the Hong Kong media conglomerate Emperor Entertainment Group and his wife attend the premiere of his film " Shinjuku Incident " as part of the kickoff for The 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival in Hong Kong. A court has ruled that the Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime. In a judgment released Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, the court dismissed the Internet search giant's objections to tycoon Albert Yeung's defamation lawsuit.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.


CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:04

The health worker died two weeks after treating Nigeria's first Ebola fatality.

       

Portlandia star takes up Austen film

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:03
Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein is to complete Nora Ephron's unfinished big screen US adaptation of ITV series Lost in Austen.
Categories: BBC World News

Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:01
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.

Snap election called in Bulgaria

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:57
Voters in Bulgaria face their second election in less than two years after parliament is dissolved amid the country's worst banking crisis since the 1990s.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq TV: Airstrike kills 60 extremist fighters in Mosul

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:54

Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group seized Mosulin a blitz offensive in June.

       

Tax Reform: Inverting the Debate Over Corporate Inversions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:49
Asking U.S. companies to be patriotic is not realistic, but there is another way: abolishing the corporate income tax and raising taxes on shareholders.

Man held over Israeli teens' murders

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:39
A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
Categories: BBC World News