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Cruising — and biking — along the blue Danube

Seattle Seahawks - 10 hours 42 min ago

This AmaWaterways cruise offered bicycle excursions on an itinerary that included Vienna, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria. Cycling seemed like a change from the usual cruise-excursion transport — more intimate than a bus but covering more ground than a walking tour.
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Rant & Rave: Passageway for cyclists only irks pedestrian

Seattle Seahawks - 10 hours 42 min ago

Readers rave about new Seattle streetlights, rant about construction site route for cyclists only
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In show of financial strength, Deutsche Bank buys back debt

NBA - 10 hours 56 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Deutsche Bank is offering to buy back billions of its own bonds in a show of financial strength after markets sold off its stock. The Frankfurt-based bank, Germany’s biggest, said it would offer to repurchase 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in euro bonds and $2 billion in dollar bonds. The […]
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In show of financial strength, Deutsche Bank buys back debt

Seattle Seahawks - 10 hours 56 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Deutsche Bank is offering to buy back billions of its own bonds in a show of financial strength after markets sold off its stock. The Frankfurt-based bank, Germany’s biggest, said it would offer to repurchase 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in euro bonds and $2 billion in dollar bonds. The […]
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Police: Witnesses’ quick info helped find machete attacker

NBA - 11 hours 57 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away. A Columbus police spokesman says witnesses gave a great description of the white getaway car […]
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Police: Witnesses’ quick info helped find machete attacker

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 57 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away. A Columbus police spokesman says witnesses gave a great description of the white getaway car […]
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US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

NBA - 11 hours 6 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, the same as in December. Excluding the effect of falling gas prices, sales rose 0.4 percent. Sales in […]
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US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 6 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, the same as in December. Excluding the effect of falling gas prices, sales rose 0.4 percent. Sales in […]
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US retail sales rose last month as Americans kept shopping despite lower stock prices

NBA - 11 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose last month as Americans kept shopping despite lower stock prices.
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US retail sales rose last month as Americans kept shopping despite lower stock prices

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose last month as Americans kept shopping despite lower stock prices.
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Police: Boston robbery suspects were all wearing GPS devices

NBA - 11 hours 16 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery. Authorities say the men were all wearing court-ordered GPS devices for unrelated cases, which placed them inside the Dorchester store and allowed investigators to track them to an apartment a block away. Police say the […]
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Police: Boston robbery suspects were all wearing GPS devices

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 16 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery. Authorities say the men were all wearing court-ordered GPS devices for unrelated cases, which placed them inside the Dorchester store and allowed investigators to track them to an apartment a block away. Police say the […]
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Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees US sales fall 7 pct in January

NBA - 11 hours 21 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen says global sales rose 3.7 percent in January, held back by sagging economies in Brazil and Russia and by an emissions scandal that hurt figures in the United States. The company said Friday it sold 847,000 vehicles worldwide, up from 817,000 in the same month a year earlier. The […]
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Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees US sales fall 7 pct in January

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 21 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen says global sales rose 3.7 percent in January, held back by sagging economies in Brazil and Russia and by an emissions scandal that hurt figures in the United States. The company said Friday it sold 847,000 vehicles worldwide, up from 817,000 in the same month a year earlier. The […]
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Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

NBA - 11 hours 23 min ago

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver has been charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole. Police say Scott Poirier, of Dudley, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses. He is scheduled to […]
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Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 23 min ago

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver has been charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole. Police say Scott Poirier, of Dudley, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses. He is scheduled to […]
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Visa buys nearly 10 pct stake in Dorsey’s company, Square

NBA - 11 hours 23 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is now a major shareholder in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey. Shares of Square spiked 14 percent before the opening bell Friday. Visa snapped up a nearly 10 percent interest in Square, according to a regulatory filing. That would make it the San […]
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Visa buys nearly 10 pct stake in Dorsey’s company, Square

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 23 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is now a major shareholder in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey. Shares of Square spiked 14 percent before the opening bell Friday. Visa snapped up a nearly 10 percent interest in Square, according to a regulatory filing. That would make it the San […]
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Image of Asia: Commemorating Union Day in Myanmar

NBA - 11 hours 26 min ago

In this photo by Aung Shine Oo, an ethnic Shan woman takes a selfie during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Union Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Union Day marks the anniversary of a 1947 agreement among the country’s ethnic groups that paved the way to independence from Britain. The military ruled Myanmar with […]
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Image of Asia: Commemorating Union Day in Myanmar

Seattle Seahawks - 11 hours 26 min ago

In this photo by Aung Shine Oo, an ethnic Shan woman takes a selfie during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Union Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Union Day marks the anniversary of a 1947 agreement among the country’s ethnic groups that paved the way to independence from Britain. The military ruled Myanmar with […]
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