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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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Embassy Bombed In Libya; Canada Train Plot Suspects In Court

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Update at 4:20 p.m. ET:

The BBC reports that one of the two suspects, Chiheb Esseghaier, told the court that the case against him was "made based on acts and words which are only appearances."

He declined representation. Raed Jaser made no statement in court. Neither suspect entered a ...

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Arraignment Of Boston Bombing Suspect Start Of Long Legal Path

Monday, April 22, 2013

The arraignment of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by federal prosecutors in his hospital room is just the beginning of a long and complicated legal path.

As NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, under the charge of using weapons of mass destruction, which is the core of Monday's indictment against Tsarnaev, ...

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More Bodies Identified In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Monday, April 22, 2013

Authorities have identified four more sets of remains of first responders who battled last week's fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wednesday's blast killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200, according to officials cited by The Associated Press.

Meanwhile, survivors from ...

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FAA OKs Boeing's 787 Battery Fix

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved changes to the design of the Boeing 787's battery system — the first step toward returning the grounded aircraft to service.

The approximately 50 787 "Dreamliners" delivered to airlines worldwide were grounded in January after incidents involving overheating problems in lithium-ion batteries.

"A ...

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CDC: U.S. Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

Friday, April 19, 2013

U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued

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French Family Set Free After Cameroon Kidnapping

Friday, April 19, 2013

Members of a French family held for weeks by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon have been freed and are in good health, Al-Jazeera reports, citing Cameroonian and French officials.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya, in a statement read on national radio, said the couple and their four children, aged ...

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NASA Discovers New Earth-Like Planets Around Distant Stars

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered three new "habitable zone" planets that are close to Earth's size, even if they're not all that close to Earth.

NPR's Joe Palca reports, the trio of worlds is about 1,200 light years away and are thought to lie in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" ...

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North Korea: End U.N. Sanctions, And Talks Can Resume

Thursday, April 18, 2013

North Korea on Thursday says it is ready to resume talks with the U.S. and South Korea if they end joint military exercises and the United Nations drops sanctions.

The official KCNA news agency carried the statement from North Korea's National Defense Commission calling for a resumption of dialogue.

"The ...

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