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Several suspects in Philadelphia attack on gay men expected to surrender

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:58 PM - (United States of America)

Several suspects in Philadelphia attack on gay men expected to surrenderPhiladelphia police say several suspects involved in the attack on two gay men in Center City are expected to surrender on Wednesday.


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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:57 PM - (Politics)

USA-OBAMA/TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.


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Florida State University benches quarterback Jameis Winston half a game

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:56 PM - (Sports)

MLB: Florida State at New York YankeesTALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University benched Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after reports he shouted obscenities in the student union plaza. Winston jumped atop a table in the student union courtyard on Tuesday and shouted an obscene phrase that was promptly circulated on social media by several students. ...


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Wanderers hold Seoul to goalless draw

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:56 PM - (World News)

South Korea's FC Seoul head football coach Choi Yong-Soo speaks at a press conference in Seoul on October 25, 2013Seoul (AFP) - FC Seoul failed to convert their dominance into goals as the South Korean club were held to a 0-0 draw by Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of their AFC Champions League encounter on Wednesday.


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‘China pumps in funds’

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:53 PM - (Business)

87 billion) of liquidity into the country’s top banks, according to media reports, a sign that authorities are stepping up efforts to shore up a faltering economy. The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed Chinese bank executive, said the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is pumping in 100 billion yuan each into China’s top five banks via standard lending facility (SLF) in the form of three-month loans. A PBOC spokesman said they will make an announcement if they have any news.

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Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:53 PM - (Internet)

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law. "The new rules will improve the protection of victims of sexual offences," said Justice Minister Heiko Maas, presenting the bill which was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday. "Child pornography is sexual abuse. Children are not able to defend themselves against such violence and are traumatized," he said. ...

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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:52 PM - (United States of America)

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

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Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:51 PM - (United States of America)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.

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1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:51 PM - (World News)

Dr Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, injects former nurse Ruth Atkins the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the U.K. who will receive an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. The vaccine was developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline and targets the Zaire strain of Ebola, the cause of the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. A trial of the same vaccine has already begun in the U.S. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/Pool)LONDON (AP) — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.


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London stocks close lower before Fed call

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:48 PM - (World News)

The benchmark FTSE 100 index shed 0.17 percent Wednesday to close at 6,780.90 pointsLondon (AFP) - London's main stock market ended slightly lower Wednesday, ahead of a US interest rate call and on the eve of Scotland's independence referendum.


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Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:48 PM - (World News)

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Police and emergency officials say two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students while they were in lectures at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

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Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:48 PM - (Politics)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:48 PM - (Entertainment)

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar receives his tenth award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at a house in the northern coastal Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.


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My Rules for Tipping

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:47 PM - (Business)

My Rules for TippingMost people are not sure who to tip and who not to tip when they receive good service. I try to tip everyone from the pizza deliveryman to the parking attendant to the waiter and bellman. I also tip hotel housekeepers, who are not always on everybody's radar. Most housekeepers do their job when we are out and they remain unseen, but your hotel...


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Libya, neighbor nations snub military intervention

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 16:46 PM - (World News)

MADRID (AP) — Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war.

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