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What This Plane Crash Means For Airlines

Friday, July 18, 2014

The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world’s airlines.

Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots, making flights longer and causing them to burn more costly ...

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A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti sits down with immigrant-rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years. Vargas was recently detained when he tried to board a plane, but he has since been released.

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Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Grabovo ...

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Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.

With the Nokia deal, Microsoft’s employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that ...

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Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed.

Speed-eating competitions are popular over the Fourth of July weekend. ...

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Jurisdictional Issue Delays Sterling Trial

Monday, July 07, 2014

A jurisdictional issue has delayed the start of a Los Angeles County Superior Court trial over whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling has the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

The trial was to have begun Monday morning but ...

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Outer Bands Of Hurricane Arthur Start Reaching Parts Of North Carolina

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Arthur has strengthened to a hurricane in the Atlantic, where it threatens to deliver the Carolinas a glancing blow on Independence Day.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds are now at 80 miles an hour. The storm’s outer bands have started to reach southern parts of North Carolina.

Hurricane warnings on ...

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Israel Finds Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank.

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Race At NPR And The End Of 'Tell Me More'

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hundreds of listeners have written passionately to protest NPR's decision to shut down its talk show dedicated to themes of diversity, Tell Me More, come August 1.

As Andrea Zoss of Rochester, Minn, fumed:

I find it shocking that such an important platform for talking about race, ethnicity, and ...

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Stocks Drift In Holiday-Shortened Week

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday as investors assessed the latest data on housing. The stock market is set to end June with its seventh straight quarterly gain.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.3 points, or less than 0.1 ...

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Stocks Drift In Holiday-Shortened Week

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday as investors assessed the latest data on housing. The stock market is set to end June with its seventh straight quarterly gain.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.3 points, or less than 0.1 ...

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At A Glance: GM Ignition Switch Compensation Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a top compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it's trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were ...

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Judge Dismisses Zimmerman's Lawsuit Against NBC

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC and three reporters, saying the former neighborhood watch leader failed to show the network acted with malice.

Judge Debra Nelson said the malice standard was appropriate because Zimmerman became a public ...

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Police Plan To Charge Gun Vendor Over Shooting

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police intend to charge a gun show vendor who accidentally shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster.

Geoffrey Hawk, 44, of Warminster, should face a reckless endangerment charge, Bloomsburg police Officer Brad Sharrow said Monday. The Columbia County district attorney still has to ...

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Despite 52 Aces, Isner Loses To Lopez At Wimbledon

Monday, June 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The last American singles player at Wimbledon, ninth-seeded John Isner, lost in the third round Monday despite hitting 52 aces, beaten by 19th-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Lopez earned the only service break of the match in the next-to-last game ...

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Review: Country Rapper Colt Ford Brings The Party

Monday, June 30, 2014

Colt Ford, "Thanks For Listening" (Average Joe's)

Country music's pre-eminent singer/rapper Colt Ford is out with his fifth studio album, "Thanks For Listening," a release thick with featured vocals from other artists and a keen ear toward the caricature of the country lifestyle.

This is mostly good old boy territory, ...

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Monty Python Shows Aim For Jagger-Like Energy Jolt

Monday, June 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The members of Monty Python are aiming to move like Jagger in their live farewell shows.

The five surviving Pythons have reunited for 10 dates at London's 15,000-seat O2 Arena starting Tuesday. It's a fast-paced comic revue that requires the septuagenarian comedians to act, sing, dance and ...

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Amanda Bynes' New York Bong-Tossing Case Dismissed

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes was dismissed Monday after the actress complied with the judge's orders to stay out of trouble and go to counseling.

Bynes, 28, was charged last year with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. Building managers called police because they said she ...

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McAllister Changes Course, Will Seek Re-Election

Monday, June 30, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister announced Monday that he's changed his mind and intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide.

In April, the freshman congressman said he wouldn't seek another term. But two ...

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North Korea Preparing To Try 2 American Tourists

Monday, June 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

Investigations into Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle concluded that suspicions about their hostile acts have been ...

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