Archive for August 26th, 2013

Convicted Fort Hood gunman begins sentencing phase

August 26, 2013
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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Military jurors on Monday began weighing whether the Army psychiatrist who opened fire on his unarmed comrades at Fort Hood deserves the death penalty for an attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.
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Syria conflict pits Russia against West

August 26, 2013
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Russia‘s two-and-a-half year dispute with the West over the conflict in Syria hit a new peak Monday as Moscow warned against military action without UN approval and cast doubt over the regime’s involvement in a claimed chemical weapons attack.
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Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases

August 26, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.:
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Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

August 26, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:
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Gunmen shoot at weapons experts’ vehicle in Damascus: U.N

August 26, 2013
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Unidentified snipers shot at and damaged a vehicle being used by U.N. chemical weapons investigators in Damascus on Monday as they sought to reach the site of a suspected poison gas attack, a U.N. spokesman said.
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Crews battle huge wildfire raging in Yosemite area

August 26, 2013
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TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were digging trenches, clearing brush and starting back blazes to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of several mountain hamlets.
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Insight – Trades from 1990s come back to haunt Wall Street

August 26, 2013
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By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Dan Wilchins
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South Africa’s JD Group hikes bad debt provisions as earnings drop

August 26, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African furniture retailer JD Group on Monday sharply increased the amount of money it sets aside to cover bad loans, the latest sign that soaring personal debt is squeezing banks and shops in Africa’s top economy.
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Syria OKs U.N. probe, U.S. eyes military action

August 26, 2013
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UN experts are to start investigating a suspected Syrian chemical attack as a sceptical Washington weighing military action and coordinating with allies said Syria‘s acceptance of the probe came too late.
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Yosemite fire ‘poses every challenge there can be’

August 26, 2013
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GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — At Ike Bunney‘s dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of mountain communities.
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