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House, Senate fail to agree on VA spending as August recess nears - 5 Hours ago
With the August break around the corner, Congress remains locked in a battle over how much to spend reshaping the tattered Veterans Affairs Department. Even though the House and Senate overwhelmingly



U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women' - 9 Hours ago
Chinese comfort woman Tan Yadong Lin Yajin Chen Yabian Chen Jinyu A United Nations human rights panel called on Japan on Thursday to undertake independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and apologise



Wreckage of Air Algerie Plane, Carrying 116 People, Found in Mali - 9 Hours ago
An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers on July 24. Dakar, Senegal:  An Air Algerie jetliner with 116 people on board crashed early Thursday in a remote
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Video reportedly shows Lebanese soldier who defected to militants
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'Batman': Zack Snyder tweets new portrait of Ben Affleck as Dark Knight
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Malian President: Wreckage of Air Algerie Plane Spotted
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Air Algerie carrying 116 'probably crashed'; Mali focus of search
Los Angeles Times

West Bank Gaza Protests Turn Deadly
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France sending military unit to Air Algérie plane crash site
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Special Report: Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins - 5 Hours ago
Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-honored fashion: by hitching his star to a mighty mentor. In Jiang's case, that patron was another oil man, Zhou Yongkang, who went

U.S.: Russia to give more powerful arms to rebels - 5 Hours ago
U.S. officials tell CNN there's more evidence of a Russian troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, and there is evidence that the Russia is targeting Ukrainian military positions. U.S. has 'evidence

Venezuela protests arrest of ex-intelligence head wanted in U.S. - 8 Hours ago
3:43am BST By Andrew Cawthorne and Zachary Fagenson CARACAS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested
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>>   Politics/Law
Obama urges action over tax scheme - 11 Hours ago
US President Barack Obama has urged lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes. He accused firms of "cherry picking" the rules, by moving their tax base

Will an Ethics Scandal—and Jimmy Carter's Grandson—Bring Georgia's GOP Governor - 67 Minutes ago
Could a Carter from Georgia once again win because of a scandal-plagued Republican? Democrat Jason Carter—grandson of former President Jimmy Carter—is challenging first-term Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this

Obama Running Out of Time to Fill Vacant Fed Board Seats - 5 Hours ago
President Barack Obama is running out of time to fill two empty seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors this year, just as U.S. central bankers start to lay plans to exit from record monetary
 
>>   Business
Lafarge Holds Profit Steady as It Drives on With Holcim Deal - 5 Hours ago
(Updates with profit, comments from third paragraph.) July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Lafarge SA held profit steady in the second quarter as costs cuts helped offset a stronger euro, helping keep the French cement

Hitachi CEO Eyes Deeper Ties, Merger Talks With Mitsubishi Heavy - 5 Hours ago
Hitachi Ltd.’s chief executive officer said he’s open to deeper ties, which could include merger talks, with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., after the equipment makers failed in their bid for Alstom

Danone Revenue Advances Less Than Analysts Had Expected - 5 Hours ago
Danone (BN), the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported second-quarter revenue that rose less than analysts predicted as consumers pared spending on fresh dairy products due to price increases. Like-for-like
 
>>   Finance
Asian Stocks Rise After S&P 500 Record as Won Slips With Copper - 10 Hours ago
July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks climbed, with the regional index at a six-year high and headed for its 10th advance in 11 weeks. The South Korean won weakened a second day versus the dollar, while

Asian Stocks Pare Weekly Advance as Rupiah, Copper Slide - 8 Hours ago
Asian stocks outside Japan dropped, with a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong paring its weekly advance, and U.S. futures slid. Indonesia’s rupiah weakened a second day versus the dollar, while copper

Taiwan Dollar Forwards Set to Gain This Week as Economy Improves - 8 Hours ago
Taiwan’s dollar forwards headed for their first weekly advance in July after data showed the island’s economy is improving. Export orders in June increased at the fastest pace in 17 months, official
 
>>   Sports
Scherzer gets 12th win, Tigers edge Angels - 5 Hours ago
Scherzer (12-3) struck out 11 over seven innings and needed a late rally to earn the victory after giving up three runs on six hits. Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth,

Cubs: Would Edwin Jackson welcome a change of scenery? - 5 Hours ago
It’s a long shot, it’s not up to Jackson and the Cubs pitcher didn’t exactly answer the question. But it had to be asked after Thursday’s 13-3 loss to the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field. A CBS Sports

Chen, O's blank M's - 5 Hours ago
Chen (11-3) scattered five hits -- all singles -- with a walk and three strikeouts in just his second eight-inning start of his career. He tossed eight scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over
 
>>   Industry
Online real estate giant Zillow in reported $2 billion bid for Trulia [San Jose - 66 Minutes ago
July 25--Two of the most popular real estate sites in the nation -- Zillow Seattle-based Zillow, the leading online site based on the number of users, is making a bid to buy San Francisco-based Trulia,

Armor Designs Announces Organizational Changes - 5 Hours ago
Dr. Subramaniam Rajan Joins as Director of Research & Development Ms. Ruth G. Covey Reinstated as Senior Director of Operations PR Newswire TEMPE, Ariz., July 25, 2014 TEMPE, Ariz. , July 25,

U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama - 7 Hours ago
Thu, Jul 24 2014 By WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has
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>>   Internet
How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others - 11 Hours ago
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when
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Amazon's $100M 3Q original-show budget equals one Netflix series - 11 Hours ago
Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" Screenshot by /CNET Sometimes, amid all the Amazon losses and warnings about more losses, the e-commerce giant lets slip a rare nugget, like Thursday's factoid that

Inside Scoop: Who is the Amazon Fire phone really for? - 11 Hours ago
The 404 1,531: Where we take it... 35:04 July 24, 2014 Coolio takes to PornHub to release his next album, a drastic makeup technique to throw of facial recognition,... Play video
 
>>   Science
Sigma-Aldrich Corp updates on FY 2014 revenue outlook; raises low end of prior FY - 11 Hours ago
Thu, Jul 24 2014 Sigma-Aldrich Corp:Raised lower end of FY 2014 adjusted diluted EPS guidance to a new range of $4.32 to $4.40 from a prior range of $4.30 to $4.40.Expects FY 2014 organic sales growth

The battle over “green” plastics continues in the building & construction industry - 10 Hours ago
This week, David Levine, CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, took the opportunity to rake the plastics industry over the coals while SPI and other plastics industry groups held their "fly-in"

DuPont Pioneer, Weyerhaeuser sign licensing deal - 7 Hours ago
| Rebecca Coons Wood and cellulose fibers firm Weyerhaeuser (Federal Way, WA) and DuPont Pioneer say they have entered into a technology license agreement that will advance seed technologies to help meet
 
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>>   Technology
Did Microsoft scrap the Surface Mini? - 10 Hours ago
Surface 2: The Mini would have complemented Microsoft's 10.6- and 12-inch tablets. Microsoft Has Microsoft killed its small tablet? Probably. At least in its current form. The Surface Mini tablet
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HP and Hortonworks Extend Strategic Partnership to Deliver Big Data Solutions for - 9 Hours ago
PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP and Hortonworks today announced a strategic partnership to address the critical big data needs of enterprise customers. The joint commitment will help accelerate the adoption

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop - 8 Hours ago
Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks. The two companies will also partner on
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>>   Health
A Crunch Heard 'Round The World . . . Quest Nutrition Bites Into New Snack Category - 66 Minutes ago
/PRNewswire/ -- Quest Nutrition introduces the world's first high-protein snack potato chip, offering consumers a revolutionary potato chip experience that's actually good for you instead of being just

Google risks ire on jogging memories meant to be forgotten - 7 Hours ago
Google Inc. risks a fresh round of criticism after its attempts to apply a court ruling giving citizens the right to be forgotten backfired, Ireland's data watchdog said ahead of an industry summit with

Deal Alert: Free Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara - 67 Minutes ago
Visit the What's In My Bag website to sign up for a free sample of Max Factor 200 Calorie Mascara. You can share the offer with friends via Facebook and Twitter, or simply via email if you wish to let
 
>>   Culture
Theradome Helmet Fights Hair Loss With Lasers - 10 Hours ago
Innovator: Tamim Hamid Age: 50 Founder and chief executive officer of Theradome, a startup in Pleasanton, Calif., with a dozen employees. Form and function: Theradome, approved by the Food and Drug

Erin McNaught and singer Example announce pregnancy on Instagram - 5 Hours ago
Former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught has announced she is expecting a baby with her singer husband Example. Former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught has announced she is expecting a baby with
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Erin McNaught and singer Example announce pregnancy on Instagram - 9 Hours ago
Former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught has announced she is expecting a baby with her singer-songwriter husband Example. McNaught, wearing a neon bikini, posted a photo on Instagram on Wednesday
 
>>   Top Stories
'Back to the Stone Age' - 7 Hours ago
Modern civilisation came within a week of being "pushed back to the Stone Age" after eruptions in the sun two years ago sent massive clouds of magnetised plasma through the Earth’s orbital path. The

More minor migrants raising tensions in US - 8 Hours ago
Just a few steps from the CareFree Inn, several hundred underage refugees have found shelter in grey barracks on the premises of the Lackland Air Force Base on the outskirts of San Antonio, the second-largest
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US accuses Russia of firing across border at Ukraine military - 9 Hours ago
Thursday's claims from the US that Russia is firing at Ukraine military forces while planning to deliver more weapons to separatists came from US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who cited intelligence
 
>>   Media & Advertising
The application period to subscribe for new shares in Nordic Mines AB (publ) is - 5 Hours ago
Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, HongKong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction where the distribution

Tikkurila's Interim Report for January-June 2014 - Good profitability despite weak - 5 Hours ago
T (Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Tikkurila Oyj Stock Exchange Release July 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (CET+1) Tikkurila's Interim Report for January-June 2014 - Good profitability despite
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Leading Home Security Monitoring Provider, Alarm Relay, Releases 9 Tips to Keep - 5 Hours ago
Expert tips for keeping your home safe while on vacation from Alarm Relay. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Summer is a time to take a break from work and go on vacation. With children out of
 
 
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