Archive for August, 2013

1,600 homes evacuated as Idaho wildfire burns

August 17, 2013
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire burned its way through sage and pine trees near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley as sheriff’s deputies expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes
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24 killed, 217 missing in Philippines ferry accident

August 17, 2013
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By Enrique de Castro CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) – A Philippine ferry sank after colliding with a container ship owned by a company involved in the world’s worst peacetime maritime disaster, killing at least 24 people and leaving more than 200 missing, the coast guard said on Saturday.
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Muslim Brotherhood calls for rallies across Egypt

August 17, 2013
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By Crispian Balmer and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.
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Wall Street slips, Dow posts biggest weekly loss of 2013

August 17, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell slightly on Friday, and the Dow industrials posted the biggest weekly loss this year as rising bond yields hurt shares paying rich dividends and earnings from retailers disappointed investors.
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Wall St Week Ahead: Undervalued euro shares a hurdle for U.S. stocks

August 17, 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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Ferry sinks in collision in Philippines; 17 dead

August 16, 2013
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry with nearly 700 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu on Friday night after colliding with a cargo vessel, killing at least 17 people. Hundreds of others were rescued.
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Harry Reid’s ‘greatest hits’ of Washington insults

August 16, 2013
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Harry Reid’s ‘greatest hits’ of Washington insults

“I’m just who I am, O.K.?” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once told The New York Times.
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