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WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

Friday, 01 August 2014 - 00:00 AM - (Business)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.


Leishman takes early control at Firestone

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:57 PM - (Sports)

PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational-First Round(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman, maintaining his recent good form, upstaged the game's biggest names as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday. While eight-times winner Tiger Woods launched his title defense with a two-under-par 68 at a rain-softened Firestone Country Club, Leishman surged to the top of the leaderboard with a sizzling 64. Leishman, whose only PGA Tour win came at the 2012 Travelers Championship, mixed eight birdies with two bogeys on the heavily tree-lined layout to finish a stroke in front of American Ryan Moore, South African Charl Schwartzel and England's Justin Rose. "I feel like I've been playing pretty well for the last few months at least, and the results have been fairly good," Leishman, who tied for fifth at the British Open 11 days ago, told reporters.


Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:55 PM - (United States of America)

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is significantly scaling back Medicaid patients' access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.


DirectoUSA:Congreso y crisis humanitaria

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:54 PM - (United States of America)

El Congresista demócrata por Texas Pete Gallego sobre la cancaleación del voto del paquete de emergencia que.
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Watch: How an Airport Quarantine Station Works

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:54 PM - (Health)

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser the CDC Quarantine Station at Newark Airport in New Jersey.


Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:54 PM - (World News)

British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister saysBritish scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said on Friday. David Cameron announced £300 million ($507 million, 378 million euros) in deals to fund the mapping project, predicted to be complete by 2017. The project will sequence the genetic codes of about 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases, and those of their close relatives. Both the healthy and the tumour cells of the cancer patients will be mapped, meaning about 100,000 will be sequenced in total.


U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:54 PM - (Business)

U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.


U.S. Senate Republicans block $2.7 billion border security bill

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:53 PM - (Health)

U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition. Earlier on Thursday, the House of Representatives failed to pass a $659 million funding bill that the White House had threatened to veto.


Fla. man guilty of throwing baby from car window

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:51 PM - (United States of America)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly.


Activists say transgender woman raped at Arizona immigrant center

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:48 PM - (United States of America)

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Rights activists called on Thursday for the immediate release of a transgender women allegedly raped by her cellmate at an Arizona immigrant detention center, accusing authorities of refusing to provide for her safety. The activists say immigration and detention center officials have shown they are incapable of protecting the 23-year-old woman following the alleged July 20 sexual assault at the Eloy Detention Center, southeast of Phoenix. The woman, Marichuy, whose legal name is Jesus Leal Gamino, has been detained for more than a year at the 1,437-detainee center, which is operated by Corrections Corporation of America under a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "We see no other solution than for ICE to immediately release her, where her community can take measures to ... help her heal," said Francisco Luna, a spokesman for Arcoiris Liberation Team, one of the groups calling for the woman's release.


Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour truce to begin early Friday

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:46 PM - (Politics)

An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014Hopes of an end to the bloodshed in Gaza rose early Friday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed a 72-hour ceasefire. Speaking in New Delhi, Kerry said after the ceasefire went into force, Israeli and Palestinian representatives, including from Hamas, would begin talks in Cairo in a move confirmed by Egypt. Earlier Thursday, Israel vowed it would not accept any ceasefire that did not allow troops to continue destroying tunnels used by militants to attack Israel.


U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:45 PM - (Middle East Conflicts)

Palestinian Heygar Jendiyah, gestures as she speaks to the photographer, while her daughter Ranin, 10, stands background, at the house, partially destroyed by an Israeli strike earlier during the war, in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The building houses 21 members of the extended family, and now with several rooms destroyed, they try to go about their lives, without electricity and without running water for several hours a day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.


This is what Instagram for Android would look like with Google's Material Design

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:45 PM - (Technology)

This is what Instagram for Android would look like with Google's Material DesignThe new user interface style is supposed to be based around how physical objects move and is "grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper and ink." Google is already encouraging third-party developers to redesign their apps to fit with the new style, but some people just can't wait for that to happen. Designer Emmanuel Pacamalan has created a concept video showing Instagram rebuilt using Material Design principles, and the results are gorgeous.


Liberian President: There are dead bodies all over

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:44 PM - (United States of America)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discusses the additional measures Liberia is taking to fight the Ebola outbreak.
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U.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 23:41 PM - (Health)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. The National Institutes of Health's infectious disease unit is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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