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KPMG Partner May Have Traded Inside Information

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

KPMG has withdrawn as auditor of Herbalife and Skechers USA after the accounting firm revealed that one of its partners may have sold inside information on the companies to a third-party stock trader.

Nutrient-supplement seller Herbalife briefly halted activity in its shares after the revelation, only reopening trading ...

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New Data Show Ford Doing Well In Overseas Markets

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Which Japanese-manufactured car is the world's most popular vehicle? Maybe none of them. It might just be the Ford Focus.

More than a million Focus models were sold worldwide last year, with Toyota's Corolla coming in second. Next was Ford's top-selling F-Series pickup, sold almost exclusively in the U.S. and ...

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Strong Quake Hits Southern Iran, Killing Or Injuring Dozens

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

UPDATE at 3:40 p.m. ET: Death Toll Rises

Bushehr provincial governor Fereidoun Hasanvand tells state TV that the death toll has reached 37 people, with 850 injured, including 100 who were hospitalized.

We updated this post with new information at 12:15 p.m. ET

A strong earthquake in a sparsely populated ...

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Climate Change Could Equal Teeth-Rattling Flights

Monday, April 08, 2013

Buckle up — climate change could make this a bumpy flight.

That's according to a newly published study by two British scientists who say increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere will make "clear air turbulence" — which can't be easily spotted by pilots or satellites — more common over ...

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5 Things To Know About Margaret Thatcher

Monday, April 08, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, the iconic former British prime minister, died Monday at age 87 after suffering a stroke. Although she was a towering presence on the world stage in the 1980s, often standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow conservative President Ronald Reagan, some people may have forgotten her contributions.

We decided ...

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Britain's Thatcher An Unlikely Icon For American Conservatives

Monday, April 08, 2013

As an icon of the American conservative movement in the 1980s, it would have been difficult to find a more unlikely figure than Britain's Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday following a stroke.

Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, a full year and a half before Ronald Reagan became president. ...

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Scores Of People Rescued From Breakaway Ice Floes In Latvia

Friday, March 29, 2013

More than 200 Latvians were rescued by helicopters and Navy ships after suddenly finding themselves adrift on ice floes that were broken off and swept out to sea.

The rescue of 219 people from two ice floes in the Gulf of Riga on Friday was hampered by bad weather and ...

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U.S. Navy Funding Development Of Giant Jellyfish Robot

Friday, March 29, 2013

We've already seen drones shaped like various animals, including humming birds and dogs. Next is one made to look (and swim) like a jellyfish.

Cyro, which measures 5 feet 7 inches in diameter and weighs 170 pounds, moves through the water effortlessly, researchers say. Its design is based ...

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Commute From Earth To Space Station Just Got Shorter

Friday, March 29, 2013

Three astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station after being the first to try out a new "express" route that slashes their launch-to-docking commute from two days to just six hours.

The crew of the Soyuz capsule, Russians Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin and American Chris Cassidy, docked with ...

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Russia Calls On U.S., North Korea To Step Back From The Brink

Friday, March 29, 2013

Russia is urging the U.S. and North Korea to end an escalating cycle of dangerous provocations after Pyongyang put its missile forces on high alert and American stealth bombers flew practice bomb runs over the Korean Peninsula.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking Friday in Moscow, said the tit-for-tat moves were ...

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Why You Probably Didn't Notice The 'Worst Cyberattack In History'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

What had earlier been widely billed as the largest cyberattack in history, causing Web-wide disruptions for Internet users, appears on closer inspection to have been not quite so dramatic as first thought. But what did it mean for the innocent bystander sitting at his or her computer?

Probably not ...

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Residents Wait To Return Home After Landslide On Puget Sound Island

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Residents forced from their homes on Puget Sound's scenic Whidbey Island in Washington State are waiting for a green light from geologists and engineers after a large landslide knocked a house off its foundation and threatened to damage several others.

The landslide on the island, about 50 miles north of ...

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UPDATED: N. Korea Responds To U.S. Bomber Training Run Over Korean Peninsula

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The U.S. military is making no secret about a training flight by a pair of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers from a base in the American Midwest to the Korean Peninsula — what's being described as an "extended deterrence mission."

The flight of the two radar-evading bombers "demonstrates the United States' ...

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Astronomers Say They've Discovered New Type Of Supernova

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A group of astronomers believe they have found a new kind of "mini" supernovae that appear to share traits with other previously known types.

Until now, only core-collapse supernovae, the grand finale of stars approximately 10 to 100 times more massive than our sun, and Type Ia, which occur when ...

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Arizona Gunman Acted Erratically Days Before Shooting, Documents Reveal

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jared Loughner, the gunman responsible for the 2011 rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others, acted erratically in the days leading to the shooting but was quiet and otherwise polite with officers after his arrest, according to newly released documents.

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Raids In Russia On Foreign NGOs Spark International Concern

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and several other NGOs have been searched in recent weeks by Russian prosecutors and tax inspectors, prompting concern over what is being viewed by some as a "concerted action" against the groups.

Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch was quoted Wednesday ...

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Myanmar's Top General Promises Continued Role For Military

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Myanmar's top military commander says the armed forces, which ruled the country (also known as Burma) for nearly five decades, will continue to play a "leading role" as it transitions to democracy.

Wednesday's statement comes as pro-democracy opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent ...

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North Korea Cuts Hotline, Warns Of 'Simmering Nuclear War'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North Korea cut a hotline with South Korea on on Wednesday and told the United Nations that conditions were ripe for a "simmering nuclear war" on the peninsula.

"Upon authorization of the Foreign Ministry, the DPRK [North Korea] openly informs the U.N. Security Council that the Korean Peninsula now has ...

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China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time — as often — leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.

The latest confrontation is with Vietnam over the mostly uninhabited Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi has accused Beijing's ...

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Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Pointing Laser At Airplane

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A man in California has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for pointing a laser at a small jet as it approached the runway at Burbank airport.

Adam Gardenhire, 19, of North Hollywood, was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in October to one count of aiming a ...

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