Archive for January 2nd, 2014

Female Marines get pullup test delay after more than half fail

January 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can’t do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs.
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Mystery deepens in Palestinian envoy’s death

January 2, 2014
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PRAGUE (AP) — The mystery behind a booby-trapped safe that exploded and killed the Palestinian ambassador in Prague deepened Thursday with the diplomat’s daughter rejecting accounts given by a Palestinian official and suggesting there could be more to the story.
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Gold rallies after worst annual loss in 32 years as equities drop

January 2, 2014
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By Frank Tang and Clara Denina
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Wall Street starts 2014 with drop as investors take profits

January 2, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on their first day of trading in 2014 as investors booked profits in the wake of the S&P 500′s best yearly advance since 1997, with many of last year’s strongest performers down on the day.
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2014′s first big storm bears down on northeast US

January 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A winter storm was bearing down on the Northeast on Thursday, promising heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures that will make commutes hazardous for the first work day of the new year.
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All passengers confirmed rescued from icebound Antarctic ship

January 2, 2014
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Sydney (AFP) – All 52 passengers were airlifted Thursday from a Russian research vessel icebound in Antarctica and are safe on board an Australian supply ship, rescuers said.
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Wall Street watchdog puts spotlight on firms hiring risky brokers

January 2, 2014
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By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) – Wall Street brokerages that hire stockbrokers who have a track record of misconduct should expect to show examiners how they will curb future wrongdoing, the industry’s watchdog said on Thursday in an overview of issues it will review in 2014.
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Stocks open 2014 lower on Wall Street

January 2, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as the market comes off of its biggest annual gain in nearly two decades.
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Antarctic rescue effort finally begins

January 2, 2014
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under way on Thursday, with a helicopter scooping up the first group of passengers and flying them to a nearby vessel, expedition leaders said.
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Year’s first snowstorm descends on New England, NY

January 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region.
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