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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 ...


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 ...


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 on Wednesday. In addition to the world’s biggest online ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


'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, ...


Pro-Morsi Protestors In Limbo In Egypt

Monday, August 12, 2013

An Egyptian security official says authorities have postponed a move to disperse two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president to “avoid bloodshed.”

The official says the decision to postpone an advance against the protest camps by Muslim Brotherhood supporters came after a plan on ending the sit-ins was ...


President Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

In a rare diplomatic rebuke today, President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow’s stubbornness on other ...


In New Campaign Video, Weiner Vows to Stay in the Race

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.


Bradley Manning Convicted of 5 Espionage Counts - But Not Aiding the Enemy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

US Army Pfc Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.

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Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Aiding The Enemy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — a charge that carried a potential life sentence. But he still faces up to 136 years in prison at a sentencing hearing that begins tomorrow.

The judge at ...


Weiner's Campaign Manager Quits

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Anthony Weiner acknowledged Sunday that his campaign manager has quit after new revelations of lewd online behavior but said he is not dropping out of the race for New York City mayor.

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Placido Domingo Leaves Hospital After Embolism

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Veteran tenor turned baritone Placido Domingo says he has left a hospital in Madrid after spending five days there recovering from a lung artery blockage.

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Placido Domingo Health Update: Improvement Expected

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Opera singer Placido Domingo says he expects his health to improve soon, after he was admitted to a Madrid hospital with a blockage in an artery of the lungs.

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Egypt's Military Suspends Constitution, Says Morsi Will Be Replaced

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Egypt’s military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections.

The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced.

Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi’s ouster.

The military earlier today moved to tighten its control of key institutions. It did so ...


Steinway Pianos Sold to Private Equity Firm for $438 million

Monday, July 01, 2013

The famed piano maker Steinway is being acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for about $438 million.

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Helicopter Crash Lands in Hudson River, Five Occupants Survive

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff Sunday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured.