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Spitzer Has Big Lead in Comptroller Race: Poll

Friday, August 30, 2013

A new poll shows that Eliot Spitzer has a substantial lead over rival Scott Stringer in Democratic primary for New York City comptroller. That's a sharp contrast to a recent survey that shows the race tied.

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UK: Legal Case For Action In Syria Clearly Met

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Britain’s government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office released two documents Thursday meant to bolster the case that chemical weapons were used by Syria. In addition to the legal ...

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Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including former Dallas ...

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Arab League Accuses Syria Of Chemical Attack, As U.S. Positions War Ships, Planes

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Arab League has blamed the Syrian government for last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

In an emergency meeting held Tuesday, the Arab League also called on members of the U.N. Security Council to overcome their ...

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UN Syria Team Says Vehicle Shot At By Snipers

Monday, August 26, 2013

A U.N. spokesman says a vehicle belonging to a team investigating the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons has been “deliberately shot at multiple times” by unidentified snipers in Damascus.

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says today’s shooting occurred in the buffer zone area between rebel- and ...

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Miley Cyrus Stuns Crowd At VMAs

Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The provocative pop singer was the hot topic at Sunday night’s show: Cyrus eclipsed Lady Gaga’s opening performance of her new single, Katy Perry’s closing rendition of her latest hit and Kanye West’s artsy set. The 20-year-old ...

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Orders For Long-Lasting U.S. Factory Goods Plunge

Monday, August 26, 2013

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell sharply last month as demand for commercial aircraft plummeted and businesses spent less on computers and electrical equipment.

Manufacturing continues to struggle and could prevent economic growth from picking up in the July-September quarter.

Orders for durable goods plunged 7.3 percent in July, ...

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Feds Running Out Of Wildfire Money

Friday, August 23, 2013

Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.

The nation’s top wildfire-fighting agency was down to $50 million after spending $967 million so far this year, Forest ...

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Jury: Life In Prison For Afghanistan Massacre

Friday, August 23, 2013

A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole.

The decision came in the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 40, who pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

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Fort Hood Gunman Found Guilty On All Counts

Friday, August 23, 2013

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.

The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in ...

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Microsoft Says CEO Ballmer To Retire In 12 Months

Friday, August 23, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world’s largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.

Microsoft Corp. did not name a successor. The company said it is forming a search committee, which will include Gates, and Ballmer will stay ...

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Glitch Halts Trading on Nasdaq

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading in the Nasdaq, a major stock exchange dominated by the biggest names in technology, was halted shortly after midday Thursday due to a technical glitch. Full trading was set to resume later Thursday.

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France Discusses Using Force In Syria

Thursday, August 22, 2013

France’s foreign minister is raising the possibility of the use of force in Syria if it’s proven that Bashir Assad’s regime used chemical weapons.

Syrian government forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said the regime had killed over ...

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Trading Resumes On Nasdaq After 3-Hour Outage

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Update 3:28 p.m.: Trading has resumed on Nasdaq following three-hour outage caused by a technical glitch.

Nasdaq halted trading Thursday because of a technical problem, the latest glitch to affect the stock market.

The exchange sent out an alert to traders at 12:14 p.m. Eastern saying that trading was ...

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Facebook Partnership Aimed At Global Internet Access

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Facebook wants to get more of the world’s more than 7 billion people – all of them, actually – online through a partnership with some of the world’s largest mobile technology companies.

Facebook Inc. announced a partnership called Internet.org on Wednesday. In addition to the world’s biggest online ...

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Egypt Court Orders Release Of Mubarak

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

An Egyptian court ordered Wednesday the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, but it is not yet clear if the ailing ex-leader will walk free after over two years in detention, officials said.

Prosecutors may appeal the order, which comes following a hearing on charges against Mubarak of accepting gifts ...

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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.

Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

The judge convicted the 25-year-old soldier last month of 20 offenses, including six violations ...

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Cairo Offices Stormed As Death Toll Rises

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died and laying bare the extent of the violence that swept much of the country.

Despite the government’s declaration of a nighttime ...

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U.S. Files Lawsuit To Block Airline Merger

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Justice Department and a number of U.S. state attorneys general are challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.

The Justice Department says the merger would result in the creation of the world’s largest airline. The government says a ...

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'Whitey' Bulger Guilty Of 11 Killings

Monday, August 12, 2013

James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. (Read the full verdict here)

Bulger, ...

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