Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Nokia Unveils Phone With Powerful Camera

Nokia is unveiling a new phone with a powerful camera that promises sharper images, even in low light. The Nokia Lumia 1020 was introduced Thursday at an event in New…

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Gold Posts Fourth Gain as Bernanke Allays Fed Fear

Gold closed higher for a fourth consecutive day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that the Fed would continue its easy-money policies for some time. The August contract for…

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Study: Distant Quakes Can Affect Oil, Gas Fields

The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make…

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Boeing Books Orders for 67 More Planes

Boeing Co. has booked orders for 67 more planes, including two 747 freighters and one more 787. The biggest order, for 60 Boeing 737s, came from TUI Travel PLC, the…

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US Unemployment Benefit Applications Rise to 360K

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, although the level remains consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said…

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Child Who Nearly Drowned Taken Off Sedatives

The nine-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a Monticello bungalow colony is doing fine and is in the process of waking up, a family member confirmed Thursday. Doctors in the…

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Government Sends Military Draft Bill to Knesset

The legislative proposal calling for the drafting of yeshivah students into the army was sent by the Cabinet to the Knesset late Wednesday, where it will have to be debated…

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Quebec Premier Takes Rail Chief to Task

Crews worked Thursday to find the burned remains of the 50 people presumed dead in Saturday’s catastrophic oil train derailment, as Quebec Premier Pauline Marois toured the traumatized town. Edward…

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Senate Heads Toward Showdown On Obama Nominees

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday scheduled votes next week on seven of President Obama’s executive-branch nominees, setting up a showdown with Republicans over rules used to block…

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CIA Let 9/11 Prisoner Design Vacuum Cleaner

Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether…

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Jury in Zimmerman Trial May Consider Lesser Charge

In an unmistakable setback for George Zimmerman, the jury at the neighborhood watch captain’s second-degree murder trial was given the option Thursday of convicting him on the lesser charge of…

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Asiana Passengers Begged 911 Dispatchers for Help

Stunned and bleeding after a Boeing 777 crashed-landed at San Francisco International Airport, hundreds of passengers staggered across the debris-strewn tarmac, some trying to help the critically injured, others desperately…

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NY Juvenile Age Should Be Raised, Group Says

Every year, nearly 50,000 children arrested, charged and processed in New York are done so as adults — and a new coalition of advocates and lawmakers wants to change that.…

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