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Broken pipeline spills thousands of gallons in California

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:47

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Hazardous-materials crews were sopping up as much as 21,000 gallons of oil Tuesday that spilled from a broken underground pipeline in rural Northern California, but none of it flowed into waterways, officials said. Shell Pipeline Co. said a response team was clearing contaminated soil and helping local and state officials monitor […]
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North Korea’s UK ambassador rejects Trump’s offer of talks

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:43

LONDON (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that isn’t significant. Hyon said that “we […]
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North Korea’s UK ambassador rejects Trump’s offer of talks

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:43

LONDON (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that isn’t significant. Hyon said that “we […]
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Microsoft makes grants to extend Internet in remote areas

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:39

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is joining other tech giants attempting to deliver the Internet to remote parts of the world. But unlike expensive and ambitious plans by Google and Facebook to use satellites, drones and balloons, the software company is making grants to businesses that provide online access, software or related services. Microsoft’s smaller-scale […]
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Microsoft makes grants to extend Internet in remote areas

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:39

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is joining other tech giants attempting to deliver the Internet to remote parts of the world. But unlike expensive and ambitious plans by Google and Facebook to use satellites, drones and balloons, the software company is making grants to businesses that provide online access, software or related services. Microsoft’s smaller-scale […]
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Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:08

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo’s Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss. “While we were doing this, I could hear another person get hit on our right, and then within a few seconds, also hear another person […]
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Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:08

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo’s Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss. “While we were doing this, I could hear another person get hit on our right, and then within a few seconds, also hear another person […]
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‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew to meet ‘Chewbacca Mom’

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late night host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mom Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the “Star Wars” creature. Payne’s wildly popular video of her hysterically laughing while wearing a toy Chewbacca mask has gained more than 140 million views on Facebook since she posted it last […]
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‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew to meet ‘Chewbacca Mom’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late night host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mom Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the “Star Wars” creature. Payne’s wildly popular video of her hysterically laughing while wearing a toy Chewbacca mask has gained more than 140 million views on Facebook since she posted it last […]
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EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:03

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers. The deal is conditional on selling practically the entire SAB beer business in Europe. European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Tuesday’s decision will […]
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EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:03

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers. The deal is conditional on selling practically the entire SAB beer business in Europe. European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Tuesday’s decision will […]
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Google Maps directions may soon lead you to … more ads

NBA - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google’s popular mapping service. The ads, called “promoted pins,” will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way. They’ll show up inside the directions map as Google routes you to your destination. Google has displayed text ads alongside its online […]
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Google Maps directions may soon lead you to … more ads

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google’s popular mapping service. The ads, called “promoted pins,” will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way. They’ll show up inside the directions map as Google routes you to your destination. Google has displayed text ads alongside its online […]
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House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:54

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A plan gaining support in Congress would set a nationwide policy for treating ballast water dumped from cargo ships. The shipping industry favors it, but environmentalists say it would open the door to more invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels. The provision was added to a defense bill […]
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House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:54

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A plan gaining support in Congress would set a nationwide policy for treating ballast water dumped from cargo ships. The shipping industry favors it, but environmentalists say it would open the door to more invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels. The provision was added to a defense bill […]
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Luxury goods market seen slowing amid tourism chill

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:53

MILAN (AP) — Analysts are tamping down growth forecasts for the luxury goods market this year due to a chill in international tourism. The Altagamma Foundation of Italian producers of luxury goods said Tuesday that 27 surveyed analysts lowered their consensus forecast for Europe to 2 percent growth from 4 percent earlier as high-spending tourists […]
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Luxury goods market seen slowing amid tourism chill

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:53

MILAN (AP) — Analysts are tamping down growth forecasts for the luxury goods market this year due to a chill in international tourism. The Altagamma Foundation of Italian producers of luxury goods said Tuesday that 27 surveyed analysts lowered their consensus forecast for Europe to 2 percent growth from 4 percent earlier as high-spending tourists […]
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NYC’s police, firefighters brawl at charity football game

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:53

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a melee that erupted at a charity football game between police and firefighters just shows that football is a competitive sport. Video of the aftermath of Sunday’s game at Coney Island shows dozens of players brawling and yelling curses. Blood can be seen dripping down […]
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NYC’s police, firefighters brawl at charity football game

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:53

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a melee that erupted at a charity football game between police and firefighters just shows that football is a competitive sport. Video of the aftermath of Sunday’s game at Coney Island shows dozens of players brawling and yelling curses. Blood can be seen dripping down […]
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Photos of the Day: May 24, 2016

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:48

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.
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