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VIDEO: Former slave to be face of US $20 bill

BBC World News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:22
A former slave who helped many others to escape is to replace a slave owner as the face of the US $20 bill.
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Mitsubishi Motors investigated over false mileage data

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:18

TOKYO (AP) — Officials are investigating after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after the company said it had found employees manipulated fuel efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it manufactured. Local media reports showed investigators from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism entering offices of the company’s assembly plant in central Japan’s Nagoya […]
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Mitsubishi Motors investigated over false mileage data

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:18

TOKYO (AP) — Officials are investigating after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after the company said it had found employees manipulated fuel efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it manufactured. Local media reports showed investigators from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism entering offices of the company’s assembly plant in central Japan’s Nagoya […]
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Mitsubishi Motors investigated over false mileage data

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:18

TOKYO (AP) — Officials are investigating after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after the company said it had found employees manipulated fuel efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it manufactured. Local media reports showed investigators from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism entering offices of the company’s assembly plant in central Japan’s Nagoya […]

Former professional wrestler and entertainer Chyna dead at 45

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:14

BUTTAFUOCO AND LAURER POSE DURING CELEBRITY WEIGH IN.(Reuters) - Former professional wrestler and reality television personality Chyna was found dead in her Los Angeles-area home on Wednesday, police said. Officers were called to Chyna's Redondo Beach apartment after a friend found her in bed not breathing, the city's police department said in a statement. A post on Chyna's official Facebook page confirmed the entertainer, born Joanie Laurer, had died.


6 Illinois deaths tied to different strain of bacteria seen in Wis.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:13

Nineteen people in Wisconsin have died from genetically distinct strain of Elizabethkingia anophelis.

       

Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Douglas Hughes, 62, has said his April 15, 2015, flight in the bare-bones aircraft was a way to call attention to the influence […]
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Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Douglas Hughes, 62, has said his April 15, 2015, flight in the bare-bones aircraft was a way to call attention to the influence […]
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Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Douglas Hughes, 62, has said his April 15, 2015, flight in the bare-bones aircraft was a way to call attention to the influence […]

For the Record: Don't ignore these GOP rules

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:03

A Republican National Committee rule change could be as important as delegate counting.

       

Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in U.S. and Germany

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:02

Opponents of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership protest outside the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in BerlinSupport for the transatlantic trade deal known as TTIP has fallen sharply in Germany and the United States, a survey showed on Thursday, days before Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama meet to try to breathe new life into the pact. The survey, conducted by YouGov for the Bertelsmann Foundation, showed that only 17 percent of Germans believe the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a good thing, down from 55 percent two years ago. In the United States, only 18 percent support the deal compared to 53 percent in 2014.


5 things you need to know Friday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:58

The biggest news to start your morning.

       

Your ghost stories from 'The Shining' hotel in Colorado

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:57

Readers tell tales following viral photo that appears to show apparition

       

More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:55

BEIJING (AP) — China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said Thursday. China’s transformation to a predominantly urban society is key to realizing the government’s goals of boosting consumption and raising living standards amid slowing economic growth. China’s vast […]
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More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:55

BEIJING (AP) — China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said Thursday. China’s transformation to a predominantly urban society is key to realizing the government’s goals of boosting consumption and raising living standards amid slowing economic growth. China’s vast […]
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More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:55

BEIJING (AP) — China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said Thursday. China’s transformation to a predominantly urban society is key to realizing the government’s goals of boosting consumption and raising living standards amid slowing economic growth. China’s vast […]

Ukraine’s president bans Russian movies

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:51

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill banning all movies filmed in Russia after 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. The bill that Poroshenko signed late Wednesday also bans all movies produced by Russian companies and Russian citizens after 1991 if they “glorify the work of government bodies” of Russia. […]
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Ukraine’s president bans Russian movies

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:51

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill banning all movies filmed in Russia after 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. The bill that Poroshenko signed late Wednesday also bans all movies produced by Russian companies and Russian citizens after 1991 if they “glorify the work of government bodies” of Russia. […]
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Ukraine’s president bans Russian movies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:51

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill banning all movies filmed in Russia after 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. The bill that Poroshenko signed late Wednesday also bans all movies produced by Russian companies and Russian citizens after 1991 if they “glorify the work of government bodies” of Russia. […]