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Afghan President Says CIA Cash Payments Were Small And Legit

Monday, April 29, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged on Monday that for the past decade or more, his office has been receiving secret cash payments from the CIA, but that it's only small amounts used for "operational" purposes.

The Associated Press reports that during a news conference, Karzai, on an official visit ...

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Passes First Rocket Test

Monday, April 29, 2013

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo — designed to carry paying passengers beyond Earth's atmosphere — passed a key test Monday, shooting past the speed of sound under its own rocket power.

The spacecraft developed by Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture dropped from its mother ship over the Mojave Desert and ...

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Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of Collapse

Monday, April 29, 2013

Several arrests have been made in connection with the collapse of an illegally constructed garment factory in Bangladesh last week that killed at least 380 people outside the capital, Dhaka. Meanwhile, rescuers say they have given up hope of finding anyone else alive.

Mohammed Sohel Rana, the owner of the ...

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Driver Hijacked By Tsarnaev Brothers Helped Police Trace Them

Friday, April 26, 2013

A lucky escape and quick thinking by the man who was carjacked by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have helped police catch the brothers, according to Eric Moskowitz, a Boston Globe reporter who got an exclusive interview with the driver.

The 26-year-old Chinese engineer turned ...

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Dutch Authorities Nab Suspect In 'Unprecedented' Cyberattack

Friday, April 26, 2013

Authorities say they have arrested a Dutch national in Spain in connection with a March cyberattack widely described as the largest in Internet history.

According to The Associated Press, Dutch prosecutors say the 35-year-old suspect, who is identified only by his initials, S.K., was taken into custody on Thursday.

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South Korean Workers To Leave Industrial Zone In North

Friday, April 26, 2013

South Korea has ordered the withdrawal of its workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, in a further sign of how relations have gone from bad to worse between the two countries in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, Pyongyang blocked access to the Kaesong zone, which ...

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Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh Collapse

Friday, April 26, 2013

Rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.

Meanwhile, angry relatives of the missing have clashed with police, blaming authorities for the catastrophe at Rana Plaza in Savar, an ...

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Texas Town Honors Dead From Fertilizer Plant Blast

Thursday, April 25, 2013

West, Texas, said goodbye to 14 people, including 10 firefighters and first responders, who were killed in the April 17 explosion of a fertilizer plant that leveled part of the town.

President Obama attended a memorial service on Thursday to console the grieving families. He said the "tragedy has simply ...

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White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Update at 5:45 p.m. ET. 'All Options' On The Table

A White House official reiterated much of what was in the letter sent to Capitol Hill, but added that "all options were on the table in terms of our response."

The official said that reports of the use of chemical ...

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Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Google has agreed to modify the way it displays search results in Europe as part of a deal to end a probe by the EU's antitrust body. But rivals Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle will first have to sign off on the changes, reports say.

As ZDNet writes:

"In ...

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Fire Out After Fuel-Barge Explosion In Alabama

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A huge fire triggered by explosions aboard two fuel barges moored in Mobile, Ala., has been put out, but three people have been left with critical burns, The Associated Press reports. The blaze forced the evacuation of a nearby cruise ship.

Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesman Steve Huffman said in a ...

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Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Update at 11:28 p.m. ET: Toll At 275

Authorities said early Friday that 275 bodies have been recovered from the site.

Brig. Gen. Mohammed Siddiqul Alam Shikder, head of the rescue operation, said 61 people had been rescued since Thursday afternoon, according to The Associated Press. More than 2,000 people ...

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Redesigned $100 Bill To Go Into Circulation After Long Delay

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The redesigned U.S. $100 bill will begin appearing after October with new security features that will make it "easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate," the U.S. Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

The improved note was first unveiled in 2010 but delayed due to "an ...

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1960s Satellite Images Add To Evidence Of Shrinking Sea Ice

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Scientists have digitized and analyzed imagery taken by one of the first U.S. weather satellites to create a montage showing the extent of polar sea ice in 1964 so they can compare it to more recent satellite photos.

The images from low Earth orbit beamed down by the Nimbus ...

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China Calls Planned U.S.-Japan Drills 'Provocative'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

China says Japan's decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States will not dampen its resolve to defend its claim to a disputed island chain that has been a recurring source of tension between the Asian neighbors.

In reference to the joint drills, planned for June, Chinese ...

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Boeing To Resume 787 Deliveries; NTSB Probes Certification

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Update at 10:50 a.m. ET: Boeing to resume deliveries of 787s

Boeing, which had delivered about 50 of its new passenger aircraft before battery failures in January grounded the plane, says it will resume deliveries to airline customers in early May, The Associated Press reports.

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney says ...

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Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More than 85 people are dead and scores injured in Bangladesh after the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

The building, called Rana Plaza, housed several garment factories in the town of Savar. A firefighter at the scene told Reuters that about 2,000 people ...

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Allan Arbus, Who Played Psychiatrist On TV's 'M.A.S.H.,' Dies At 95

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Allan Arbus, best known for his recurring role as psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the hit television comedy M.A.S.H., has died at age 95, his family says.

Arbus died Friday due to congestive heart failure, his daughter said in a statement. His second wife, Mariclare Costello Arbus, told Reuters that ...

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Pew: Wealthiest Experience Big Boost In Post-Recession Worth

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some 93 percent of Americans saw their mean net worth fall in the first two years of the post-recession recovery, while the remaining 7 percent increased net worth by nearly a third, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

The upper 7 percent (8 ...

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Apple Beats Wall Street Expectations

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Update at 5 p.m. ET:

Reuters reports that Apple has posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings of $43.6 billion, "reflecting strong sales of the iPad and iPhone." Wall Street had forecast revenue of $42.3 billion, the wire service says.

We pick up our original post here:

Investors are waiting, many not so ...

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