Archive for August 18th, 2013

Egypt: 36 killed in prison truck escape attempt

August 18, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at a prison truck Sunday in an attempt to free a police officer from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 suspects rounded up during streets clashes between Islamist supporters of the country’s ousted president and police, officials said.
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Sexual harassment allegations fuel bid to recall San Diego mayor

August 18, 2013
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A petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner got underway today, trying to oust the man who has been accused of sexual harassment by 16 women.
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Time writer under fire for tweet suggesting Assange be killed

August 18, 2013
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Time senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald has apologized for a tweet in which he suggested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be killed in a drone strike.
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Egypt’s cabinet debates fate of Muslim Brotherhood

August 18, 2013
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By Alistair Lyon and Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt‘s army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Mursi‘s Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death.
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How Ackman’s Herbalife bet inflamed Wall Street passions

August 18, 2013
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By Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein
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NTSB: No problem with controls in fatal UPS crash

August 18, 2013
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal investigators said Saturday they haven’t found any problems with the controls in a UPS cargo jet that crashed while landing in Alabama, killing the two pilots.
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Lawyer: First Penn State abuse claim settled

August 18, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who testified he was fondled by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is the first to settle a civil claim against the university, the man’s attorney said Saturday.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Undervalued euro shares a hurdle for U.S. stocks

August 18, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – After Wall Street‘s biggest weekly decline since June and the worst week this year for the Dow average, investors will be searching for a rebound. But the best gains may not be at home as investors take notice of an improved outlook in Europe.
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