Archive for July 15th, 2013

Zimmerman juror to write book about trial

July 15, 2013
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Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was declared not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin just two days ago, but one of the six female jurors who made the controversial decision to acquit is already shopping a tell-all book.
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Do pilots rely too much on technology?

July 15, 2013
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By Gerry Shih and Alwyn Scott SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE (Reuters) – In the seconds before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 slammed into a seawall at San Francisco airport on July 6, pilots realized the plane was flying too low and much too slowly – even though, they told investigators, they had set a control system...
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Shares edge higher on earnings, China data

July 15, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world edged higher on Monday as a milder-than-expected slowdown in China‘s economic growth lifted sentiment and early reads on U.S. earnings were positive.
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Trial of ex-Goldman Sachs trader opens in New York

July 15, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs trader who referred to himself as “Fabulous Fab” deceived investors about mortgage-based securities in a classic case of Wall Street greed, a government lawyer told a Manhattan jury Monday the start of a federal trial.
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Abducted girl rescued by teenagers on bicycles

July 15, 2013
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Two hours after she was abducted from the front yard of her apartment complex, 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas of Pennsylvania was found safe—by two teenage boys on bicycles. One of the boys, 15-year-old Temar Boggs, is now being hailed as a hero, the Huffington Post reports.
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Is flashing your car’s headlights free speech?

July 15, 2013
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Is flashing your car’s headlights free speech?

Missouri resident Michael Elli wanted to let others on the road know to slow down because they were about to drive into a speed trap, so he did what many kindhearted souls do: He flashed his headlights as a warning.
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Citi reports higher profit, revenue; shares rise

July 15, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup is reporting earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations for the second quarter.
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London’s AIM market revives as new names dilute miners’ dominance

July 15, 2013
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* Volumes on AIM at record high of 1 billion shares/day
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Civil rights case vs. Zimmerman won’t be simple

July 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls for the Justice Department to look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reverberated as soon as George Zimmerman was acquitted of state charges in a Florida courtroom, but it may be even tougher to mount a federal case against Zimmerman.
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Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

July 15, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and even fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.
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