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 2014-07-29 14:29   

AP

[ Top Headlines ]

  NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules...

CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce...



 2014-07-29 14:20   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.The...



 2014-07-29 14:18   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Ex-Catalan chief Pujol stripped of titles in Spain tax scandal...

MADRID (Reuters) - One of the most prominent political figures of democratic Spain will be stripped of honorary privileges after he said he hid a personal fortune from the Spanish taxman for three decades.Catalan...



 2014-07-29 14:13   

AP

[ Top International ]

  China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation...

BEIJING AP -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leade...



 2014-07-29 14:11   

AP

[ Top International ]

  PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip AP -- A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.....



 2014-07-29 13:40   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.The Winston Salem, North Caro...



 2014-07-29 13:36   

ITAR TASS

  Sanctions against Russia to affect Finland — Finnish minister...

We have to choose between what is correct from the moral and security point of view and what would be best for our economic interests, he says...



 2014-07-29 13:31   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died...

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died....



 2014-07-29 13:29   

Reuters

[ World ]

  China probes powerful former security chief for graft...

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is investigating former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, on suspicion of corruption, the government said on Tuesday,...



 2014-07-29 13:26   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record...

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the ...



 2014-07-29 13:23   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare payments...

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut access to social security payments for migrants from the European Union, the latest in a string of British...



 2014-07-29 13:19   

AP

[ Top Headlines ]

  'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop...

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.......



 2014-07-29 13:14   

Reuters

[ Business ]

  Breakingviews: Europe strikes back...

Deutsche Bank has reported a 16% increase in quarterly profit. After all their costly litigations and settlements, Deutsche shows there is still life in Europes investment banking, says Breakingviews...



 2014-07-29 13:13   

UPI

  Messiest mugshot ever? Man ends up with face full of dirt after incident at Burger King...

Evan BleierORANGE COUNTY , Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Florida man Jamie Henson ended up with a messy mugshot and charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest after an alleged drunken incident at Burger King....



 2014-07-29 13:11   

AP

[ US News ]

  2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking...

PHILADELPHIA AP -- Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.....



 2014-07-29 13:07   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.Turkey's ambassador to...



 2014-07-29 13:07   

UPI

  Libyan oil blaze out of control...

Daniel J. GraeberTRIPOLI, Libya, July 29 (UPI) -- Libyan officials said fires at an oil storage site near the airport in Tripoli, sparked by violence, continue to burn out of control....



 2014-07-29 13:06   

Reuters

[ US ]

  Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power...

BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and...



 2014-07-29 13:05   

AP

[ Business ]

  Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska...

JUNEAU, Alaska AP -- The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.....



 2014-07-29 13:01   

ITAR TASS

  Anti-Moscow sanctions to hit Ukraine, EU — Raiffeisenbank chief...

Head of the Austrian banking group confirmed plans to sell subsidiary in Ukraine, Raiffaisen Bank Aval, as the circumstances had considerably complicated the bank’s operations in the country...



 2014-07-29 12:59   

UPI

  Analyst: Lag in Iranian return to oil stage...

Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- It might be mid-2015 before substantial volumes of Iranian crude oil make it to the international market, an analyst at Lloyd's List Intelligence said....



 2014-07-29 12:58   

Reuters

  Merck second quarter profit tops estimates on strong consumer sales...

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, with sales of consumer products and medicines for arthritis and HIV helping to offset the impact of generic competition...



 2014-07-29 12:58   

Reuters

  Aetna to sell Obamacare exchange plans in Georgia...

July 29 (Reuters) - Aetna Chief Executive Officer MarkBertolini said on Tuesday that the company would begin sellingObamacare exchange plans in Georgia in 2015, adding the southernstate to the 17 states...



 2014-07-29 12:58   

AP

[ Top International ]

  Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip AP -- Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so ...



 2014-07-29 12:56   

Reuters

  UPDATE 2-Higher ticket prices help Canada's WestJet beat estimates...

(Adds announced purchase of Bombardier Q400 planes)July 29 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada'sNo. 2 carrier, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit ashigher ticket prices and fees helped...



 2014-07-29 12:55   

Reuters

  Oshkosh posts lower profit and lowers outlook...

July 29 (Reuters) - Oshkosh Corp on Tuesday posted alower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its full-yearearnings outlook as a continued slide in sales of defense andfire and emergency equipment...



 2014-07-29 12:54   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes...

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security meeting next month,...



 2014-07-29 12:53   

AFP

  Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games...
 2014-07-29 12:52   

Reuters

  Turkey's Erdogan "glad" to return U.S. Jewish group award: ambassador...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would be glad to return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago, a letter released by his office showed on Tuesday,...



 2014-07-29 12:52   

Reuters

  Factbox: India's food stockpiling and WTO stand-off...

(Reuters) - India threatened to block a worldwide reform of custom rules last week, saying it wants an agreement on food subsidies and stockholding to run parallel to the trade facilitation pact.With...



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