Archive for March 27th, 2014

Nuke commanders fired in cheating scandal

March 27, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.
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Mudslide crews face daunting task

March 27, 2014
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DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.
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Amazon aims for TV business with free video streaming -WSJ

March 27, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to enter the battle for living-room viewership in the coming months, launching a free, ad-supported streaming TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources.
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Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii plans IPO: report

March 27, 2014
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii, co-owned by chipmaker Intel, is planning a stock market listing which could value the firm at around 2 billion crowns ($309 million), business daily Dagens Industri reported.
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A meeting of mutual interests

March 27, 2014
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Yahoo News brings you original coverage, live streaming video of events, a curated twitter feed from notable Vatican experts and more.
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25 feared dead in Wash. mudslide; 911 calls ranged from calm to frantic

March 27, 2014
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SEATTLE (AP) — Audio recordings of 911 calls made in the moments after a massive, deadly mudslide struck the tiny Washington state town of Oso ranged from a frantic woman who reported people screaming for help to a caller who described her amazement that the landslide had pushed a house all the way across...
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Another slide in tech drags the stock market lower

March 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Another slide in technology stocks is dragging U.S. indexes lower in early trading.
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Wall Street flat after Q4 GDP; gold tumbles

March 27, 2014
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By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday after the government’s upward revision to fourth-quarter growth was not enough to inspire investors and as worries over Ukraine lingered, while gold tumbled to a six-week low on bets that U.S. interest rates might rise sooner than expected.
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Obama at Vatican for first meeting with Pope Francis

March 27, 2014
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding an historic first meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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90 still missing after Washington mudslide

March 27, 2014
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By Bryan Cohen ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – The number of people missing after a landslide sent a wall of mud crashing into dozens of rural Washington state homes dropped to 90 on Wednesday, as officials reported finding more bodies but acknowledged some victims’ remains may never be recovered.
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