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32 min ago | Sydney Morning Herald
New York: Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies are the winners in the competition to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA announced. The deal will end the space agency's reliance on Russia to take its astronauts into space.
2 hrs ago | United Methodist Church
In the days leading to the Sept. 18 vote on independence for Scotland, "the level of activity and debate has become frenetic," says the Rev.
6 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
With four or fewer witnesses left to call, the bank rested its defense on Tuesday, with the bank and plaintiffs expected to deliver closing statements Thursday along with a final, crucial jury instruction. A LAWYER for Arab Bank exits the Brooklyn Federal Court in New York last month..
9 hrs ago | The Raw Story
Nine-day-old chicks gather at a Foster Farms chicken ranch near Turlock, California, June 16, 2014. Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks.
13 hrs ago | ABA Journal
A livery car service that aims to connect female customers with taxis driven by women in pink pashmina scarves has delayed its New York launch until it can line up more drivers. Customers who want a driver from SheTaxis will use an app to call for a car, report the New York Times and Reuters .
17 hrs ago | PE Hub
Private equity firm AEA Investors is nearing an agreement to buy packaging equipment company Pro Mach Inc for around $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest in a series of private equity deals in the packaging sector. Loveland, Ohio-based Pro Mach provides packaging products, including bottle-capping machinery and labeling equipment, for food and drink, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and industrial companies.
President Barack Obama smiles after he awards two Medals of Honor for actions during the Vietnam War while in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.
Two senior BNP Paribas energy traders in New York have left, but the Paris-based bank said on Monday it was not downsizing its U.S. commodity and energy businesses. Keith Shoemaker, managing director of North American natural gas trading, and William Hartz, head of financial oil trading, have resigned, BNP Paribas' head of commodity derivatives Catherine Flax told Reuters.
Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Monday the government could start early to pre-finance some of its estimated $3 billion in 2015 borrowing needs by tapping international capital markets before year-end. "We are now thinking for next year.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses a news conference in Melbourne on Sept. 12 in this still image taken from handout video.
Fighters from the Shi'ite Badr Brigade militia set up a mobile checkpoint in Suleiman Beg, northern Iraq. Photo: Reuters Tony Abbott calls this a "necessary coalition" to fight against Islamist extremists, but he may come to rue friends like these.
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The Meadow Fire burns near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California, in this handout photo released to Reuters on September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jeffrey Trust/National Park Service/Handout via Reuters Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes on Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said.
Funding levels for city and county pension plans rose almost 6 percent in 2013 from the previous year, according to a report released by Wilshire Consulting on Monday. In the study provided to Reuters, Wilshire estimated 109 state retirement systems had enough assets to cover 73 percent of their obligations in the year ended June 30, 2013, up 5.7 percent from 69 percent in 2012.
Reuters) - Police pushed ahead on Sunday with a massive manhunt in three states for a gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers two days ago, shooting to death one of them and injuring the other. The search is focusing on a three-state area around northeast Pennsylvania, Trooper Connie Devens of the Pennsylvania State Police said on Sunday afternoon.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:05 pm
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