Archive for September 4th, 2014

Cops seek charges in revolting ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ prank

September 4, 2014
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Outraged police in a northeast Ohio suburb are pledging to bring charges against those responsible for dumping a bucket allegedly containing feces and body fluids on a special needs student who was told it was part of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraiser.
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Ebola-infected doctor heading to Nebraska

September 4, 2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based charity says the missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment.
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Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

September 4, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in oil prices weighed on the stock market Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight loss.
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Hacker broke into HealthCare.gov website: WSJ

September 4, 2014
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(Reuters) – HealthCare.gov website was broken into by a hacker in July and was used to upload malicious software, the Wall Street Journal, reported citing federal officials.
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BP seriously negligent in Gulf spill: Judge

September 4, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties.
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Problems with inmate’s IV line led to botched Okla. execution

September 4, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The intravenous line inserted into the groin of an Oklahoma inmate who writhed and groaned before dying 43 minutes after his execution began was not properly monitored, according to a state review released Thursday, which also recommended more training for prison officials and medical personnel.
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South Africa’s Capitec expects 22 pct rise in H1 earnings, shares jump

September 4, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Capitec Bank expects first-half earnings to rise by as much as 22 percent, its said on Thursday, sending shares sharply higher and allaying investor fears about its exposure to unsecured lending after the collapse of a rival.
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US open: Stocks up as ISM service sector gauge hits nine-year high

September 4, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – The main Wall Street equity indices were moving higher on Thursday as investors digested the European Central Bank’s unexpected decision to cut rates and a barometre of the service sector delivered a pleasant surprise.
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