Archive for September 18th, 2014

Senate approves Obama plan to arm, train Syrian rebels

September 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s signature.
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U.K.’s fate hangs on a divided Scotland

September 18, 2014
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By Guy Faulconbridge and Angus MacSwan
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British journalist said shown in IS video

September 18, 2014
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By Alexander Dziadosz
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Life, no parole sentence for newlywed couple in Craigslist killing

September 18, 2014
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SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate.
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Scots decide whether to declare independence

September 18, 2014
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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.
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Matt Bai: Mark Sanford’s oversharing problem

September 18, 2014
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Matt Bai: Mark Sanford’s oversharing problem


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NYSE to provide operational updates for Alibaba IPO

September 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it will hold an industry conference call to provide operational updates for the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd initial public offering.
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Bayer reshapes with plan to list plastics unit

September 18, 2014
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By Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Bayer, plans to list its less profitable plastics business on the stock market in a deal that could value the division at around 10 billion euros (8 billion pounds) as it seeks to focus entirely on healthcare and crop science.
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Runner's High at High Elevation

September 18, 2014
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The air at high altitudes is much thinner than the air found at sea level and contains only a percentage of the oxygen. In order to receive an adequate amount of oxygen at high altitudes, humans must exert more energy, which often results in heavier breathing. 
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Texas executes woman for starving child to death

September 18, 2014
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.
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