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Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary. The vote Wednesday came just after President Barack Obama visited Vietnam, a major exporter of catfish to the United States that has criticized the program. The Senate has approved by 55-43 a resolution […]
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Russian banker in spy case will spend 2½ years in US prison

NBA - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:14

NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a Cold War-style spy ring will be spending 2½ years in a U.S. prison. Evgeny Buryakov (YEHV’-jeh-nee BUHR’-yah-kohv) was sentenced Wednesday in a New York City federal court. He also was fined $10,000. He pleaded guilty in March. Prosecutors say he teamed […]
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Russian banker in spy case will spend 2½ years in US prison

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:14

NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a Cold War-style spy ring will be spending 2½ years in a U.S. prison. Evgeny Buryakov (YEHV’-jeh-nee BUHR’-yah-kohv) was sentenced Wednesday in a New York City federal court. He also was fined $10,000. He pleaded guilty in March. Prosecutors say he teamed […]
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump’s tax returns

NBA - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hmmm, wonder who he has in mind? A leading Senate Democrat is introducing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Its chances of becoming law are nil. The Republican-controlled Congress has little incentive to embarrass Donald Trump, their presumptive presidential candidate. Trump has said he won’t unveil his […]
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump’s tax returns

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hmmm, wonder who he has in mind? A leading Senate Democrat is introducing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Its chances of becoming law are nil. The Republican-controlled Congress has little incentive to embarrass Donald Trump, their presumptive presidential candidate. Trump has said he won’t unveil his […]
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Bill Gates again tops Forbes list as richest person in U.S.

NBA - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:10

Tech leaders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg made it into the top 5 on a list of the richest people in each state.
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Bill Gates again tops Forbes list as richest person in U.S.

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:10

Tech leaders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg made it into the top 5 on a list of the richest people in each state.
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Jane Bond? Billy Elliott? The latest in 007 speculation

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:42

Who's going to suit up next, after Daniel Craig? The Internet has plenty of ideas when it comes to casting the superspy.
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Jane Bond? Billy Elliott? The latest in 007 speculation

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:42

Who's going to suit up next, after Daniel Craig? The Internet has plenty of ideas when it comes to casting the superspy.
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Dutch king: European bouquet incomplete without English rose

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:16

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander has used a speech to the European Parliament to make a plea for unity less than a month before Britain’s referendum on whether to remain in the 28-nation bloc. Speaking Wednesday in Brussels, Willem-Alexander said the “European bouquet” is not complete “without the English rose.” The king also highlighted […]
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Dutch king: European bouquet incomplete without English rose

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:16

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander has used a speech to the European Parliament to make a plea for unity less than a month before Britain’s referendum on whether to remain in the 28-nation bloc. Speaking Wednesday in Brussels, Willem-Alexander said the “European bouquet” is not complete “without the English rose.” The king also highlighted […]
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Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off. The median pay for a female CEO was nearly $18 million last […]
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Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off. The median pay for a female CEO was nearly $18 million last […]
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Mother of suspect in infant shooting urges him to surrender

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of a St. Louis-area man accused of fatally shooting his 8-month-old son and driving off with his two other young children is urging him to surrender. Police say Diata Crockett, 34, was likely aiming for the infant’s mother when he shot the boy in her arms Tuesday in north […]
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Mother of suspect in infant shooting urges him to surrender

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of a St. Louis-area man accused of fatally shooting his 8-month-old son and driving off with his two other young children is urging him to surrender. Police say Diata Crockett, 34, was likely aiming for the infant’s mother when he shot the boy in her arms Tuesday in north […]
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US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba’s accounting practices

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices. The company is the world’s biggest e-commerce platform, with more than 420 million people buying $485 billion worth of goods last year on its sites. Its digital platforms, including Taobao and Tmall, make up […]
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US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba’s accounting practices

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices. The company is the world’s biggest e-commerce platform, with more than 420 million people buying $485 billion worth of goods last year on its sites. Its digital platforms, including Taobao and Tmall, make up […]
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Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland’s oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday. The Environment Ministry’s plan to fell thousands of spruce trees affected by bark beetles in the Bialowieza Forest has […]
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Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:15

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland’s oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday. The Environment Ministry’s plan to fell thousands of spruce trees affected by bark beetles in the Bialowieza Forest has […]
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Official: Greek efforts to handle refugee crisis significant

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:14

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A leading European human rights official says Greece has faced major problems in dealing with the refugee crisis but has made significant efforts to handle the issues. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that concerns remain about the detention of some asylum-seekers […]
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