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Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIAMI (AP) – Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world’s third-largest fast-food company. The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada, a move that may help Burger King lower its taxes. Burger King will still run its business out of Miami. Burger […]

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US health official: Ebola has ‘upper hand’

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Ebola is winning right now in West Africa but the tide can be turned. Dr. Tom Frieden is on a visit this week to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three hardest hit countries. Frieden says that while the […]

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Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2M

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – A nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday’s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1. That’s the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared. […]

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Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry’s attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being used to prosecute Perry is unconstitutionally […]

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Expert calls for California nuclear plant shutdown

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon’s lead on-site inspector, says in […]

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Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) – A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says an enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as officials tried to negotiate with her. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons says the soldier went on a rampage, throwing objects. Fort Lee temporarily […]

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Brown’s cousin: ‘Enough of the senseless killings’

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Relatives of 18-year-old Michael Brown called on those attending his funeral to push for change and help end “the senseless killings.” Thousands of people turned out Monday to honor Brown, who was fatally shot on Aug. 9 by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. The funeral at Friendly […]

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Mourner says she’s praying for peace

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – One of the mourners at today’s funeral for Michael Brown says she went there to “pray for the family and pray for peace.” Angela Pierce, a black woman, says she hopes the funeral turns a page and eases tensions. But most important, she says, she hopes it provides healing for Brown’s […]

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Sales of US new homes fall in July

Sales of US new homes fall in July

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department says new home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. The report also revised up the June […]

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Post-quake gas leak inspections to last days

Post-quake gas leak inspections to last days

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NAPA, Calif. (AP) – The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it has received several hundred calls from people reporting the smell of gas since the earthquake struck […]

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