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 2017-02-23 18:41 

Reuters

[ World ]

Haiti president taps doctor to be prime minister... +

AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A relatively unknown medical doctor was tapped to be Haiti's new prime minister, tasked with steering the government's legislative agenda through parliament, President Jovenel Moise said late on Wednesday....

 2017-02-23 18:38 

Reuters

[ Business ]

German budget surplus soars as economy powers on... +

Germany posted a record budget surplus last year helped by rising tax revenues and employment and low debt costs. As David Pollard reports, new numbers also show growth quadrupling to 0.4 per cent in Q4....

 2017-02-23 18:36 

UPI

Study finds NSAID pain relievers may help treat sepsis... +

Amy WallaceFeb. 23 (UPI) -- A study from the University of Colorado Boulder has identified the potential of using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, to treat sepsis....

 2017-02-23 18:34 

UPI

Saga of young scooter-rider's wet cement faceplant detailed on Instagram... +

Ben HooperFeb. 23 (UPI) -- The saga of a young boy, his scooter, and a patch of wet concrete was detailed in a brief but telling Instagram video....

 2017-02-23 18:29 

AP

[ Big Story ]

US stocks waver as investors back away from industrials... +

NEW YORK (AP) Major U.S. indexes are mixed Thursday as investors sell industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months. Stocks that pay big dividends, like utilities, are climbing. Technology companies are trading lower, which could end a...

 2017-02-23 18:28 

Reuters

[ World ]

FlyBe airplane landing gear collapses in Amsterdam... +

The landing gear of a FlyBe airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement....

 2017-02-23 18:28 

Reuters

[ World ]

Deadly blast hits chemical plant in Uzbekistan... +

An explosion occurred at a chemical plant in the city of Ferghana in Uzbekistan, killing an undisclosed number of people, the Central Asian country's emergency ministry said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 18:23 

AFP

Porto win puts vintage Allegri on display... +

A perfectly-orchestrated 2-0 win over depleted Porto has put Juventus on the cusp of the Champions League quarter-finals, and underlined Massimiliano Allegri's credentials amid rumours of an eventual move England's Premier League.The global networ...

 2017-02-23 18:22 

UPI

Life-sized Kanye West statue erected on Hollywood Boulevard... +

Daniel UriaFeb. 23 (UPI) -- A life-size, golden statue depicting rapper Kanye West being crucified was briefly erected in Los Angeles....

 2017-02-23 18:21 

UPI

Russia has a cyber army, defense minister acknowledges... +

Ed AdamczykFeb. 23 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu acknowledged Russia's expanded effort in cyber-warfare for the first time....

 2017-02-23 18:20 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Christie on the radio? He says he'll consider his options... +

NEW YORK (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll consider his options after he leaves office and hasn't declared himself a candidate to work at a sports radio station in New York. The Republican spoke by telephone on WFAN's ...

 2017-02-23 18:20 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Time Warner to sell TV station as it seeks AT&T merger OK... +

Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) said on Thursday it plans to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith Corp (MDP.N), which could help speed the company's planned merger with AT&T Inc (T.N)....

 2017-02-23 18:19 

Reuters Canada

Canada's Iron Ore Company budgets C$79 million for mine expansion... +

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Iron Ore Company of Canada said on Thursday it will invest about C$79 million ($60.27 million) in its Wabush 3 project to help extend mine life, reduce costs and boost output.The...

 2017-02-23 18:17 

Reuters

[ US ]

Florida police chief charged over shooting death put on leave... +

A Florida police chief has been placed on paid leave a day after being charged over the shooting death of a 73-year-old retired librarian who was struck by live fire during an August training exercise, officials said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 18:16 

Reuters

[ World ]

Macedonia's Social Democrat leader says expects to form government in March... +

Sucic...

 2017-02-23 18:15 

UPI

Daytona 500 2017: Viewing guide for NASCAR's Sprint Cup kickoff race... +

Scott SmithFeb. 23 (UPI) -- NASCAR's Sprint Cup run is back, starting off with the big one the Daytona 500 on Sunday....

 2017-02-23 18:14 

UPI

Charles Oakley to attend New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game... +

Alex ButlerFeb. 23 (UPI) -- It won't be at Madison Square Garden, but Charles Oakley gets to watch his New York Knicks again....

 2017-02-23 18:14 

UPI

Charles Oakley to attend New York Knicks game, sit by Cleveland Cavaliers owner... +

Alex ButlerFeb. 23 (UPI) -- It won't be at Madison Square Garden, but Charles Oakley gets to watch his New York Knicks again....

 2017-02-23 18:09 

UPI

Shopkeeper finds door-shattering vandal was dog pursuing cat... +

Ben HooperFeb. 23 (UPI) -- A Chinese shopkeeper trying to determine how his glass door was shattered reviewed CCTV footage and discovered the vandal was just a clumsy dog chasing a cat....

 2017-02-23 18:08 

UPI

[ Science ]

Ancient diamond 'inclusions' reveal shift in carbon cycle of early Earth... +

Brooks HaysFeb. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered a diamond that grew for more than 2 billion years. Inside are clues revealing a significant shift in early Earth's carbon cycle....

 2017-02-23 18:08 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Lead lawyer defends handling of prep school rape case... +

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The lead lawyer for a New Hampshire prep school graduate charged with sexual assault is defending his handling of the case, saying his team prevented ...

 2017-02-23 18:07 

UPI

Alan Colmes, author and Fox News commentator, dead at 66... +

Karen ButlerFeb. 23 (UPI) -- Author and Fox News commentator Alan Colmes died Thursday morning after a brief illness, his official website said. He was 66....

 2017-02-23 18:06 

Reuters

[ World ]

Kenya to start direct U.S. flights after security clearance... +

Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport....

 2017-02-23 18:06 

Reuters

[ World ]

Uganda holds dozens of fleeing M23 rebels after Congo clashes... +

Uganda is holding dozens of fighters from the M23 rebel group who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after clashing with troops there this week, the Ugandan military said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 18:03 

UPI

Lisa Vanderpump on Lisa Rinna's nude selfie: 'I just don't know why you'd want to'... +

Annie MartinFeb. 23 (UPI) -- Lisa Vanderpump weighed in on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-star Lisa Rinna posting a naked photo on Instagram....

 2017-02-23 18:02 

UPI

'Fargo' Season 3 to premiere on FX on April 19... +

Karen ButlerFeb. 23 (UPI) -- The quirky crime drama "Fargo" will kick off its third season on April 19....

 2017-02-23 18:02 

UPI

California auctioneer charged with smuggling endangered rhino horns... +

Allen ConeFeb. 23 (UPI) -- A California auctioneer was indicted in New York on federal charges of conspiring to smuggle endangered rhinoceros horns....

 2017-02-23 18:02 

UPI

California auctioneer charged with smuggling endangered rhino horns... +

Allen ConeFeb. 23 (UPI) -- A California auctioneer was indicted in New York on federal charges of conspiring to smuggle endangered rhinoceros horns....

 2017-02-23 18:01 

Reuters

[ US ]

Demonstrators dwindle at Dakota pipeline protest camp, cleanup begins... +

The number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline dwindled to around a dozen on Thursday, with those still there defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army-owned land....

 2017-02-23 18:01 

Reuters

[ US ]

U.S. extends its search for dirty money in real estate... +

The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate....

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