Archive for July 3rd, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s DNA not on Zimmerman’s gun

July 3, 2013
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin‘s DNA was not found on the grip of George Zimmerman’s gun, and Zimmerman’s DNA was not found under the unarmed teen’s fingernails, a law enforcement expert said Wednesday in testimony that prosecutors hope will refute the neighborhood watch volunteer’s self-defense claim.
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State Dept. declines to criticize Egypt’s military

July 3, 2013
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By Susan Heavey and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States declined on Wednesday to criticize Egypt‘s military, even as it was ousting Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi from power.
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Anxiety high ahead of jobs data, traders guard against surprises

July 3, 2013
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By Doris Frankel (Reuters) – Options market investors are preparing for a bumpy ride in case of a surprise – be it a good or bad number – from the June U.S. jobs report due out on Friday.
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Wall St. posts modest gains in short volatile session

July 3, 2013
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By Angela Moon and Alison Griswold NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the holiday and Friday’s job market data.
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Cleveland kidnapping suspect asks to visit with the child he fathered

July 3, 2013
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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Belgian King Albert II to step down in favor of son

July 3, 2013
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Albert II said on Wednesday he would abdicate and leave the throne to his son Philippe on July 21, saying he now felt too old to carry out his duties well.
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Borsa Istanbul and Nasdaq OMX in strategic partnership

July 3, 2013
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* Deal to strengthen Istanbul as regional hub
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Borsa Istanbul, Nasdaq OMX sign strategic partnership deal

July 3, 2013
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ISTANBUL, July 3 (Reuters) – NASDAQ OMX Group and Borsa Istanbul signed a partnership deal on Wednesday under which Nasdaq will provide exchange technology to the Turkish bourse, both exchanges said in a joint statement.
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Snowden fears divert Bolivian president’s plane

July 3, 2013
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By Michael Shields VIENNA (Reuters) – Bolivia accused Austria of an act of aggression by searching President Evo Morales‘ plane on Wednesday and blamed Washington for its forced landing in Vienna over suspicions that former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was on board.
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Egypt: Army chief meets commanders before deadline

July 3, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — A Defense Ministry official says army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is meeting with his top commanders, hours before the military’s deadline to the president and opposition to resolve the nation’s political crisis is set to expire.
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