Bank of England eyes wage puzzle as it mulls when to raise rates
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Americans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global
LONDON (AP) — The Americans have arrived in force for Britains Booker literary prize.
Bank of England: rates to rise only gradually
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers are signaling that interest rates are likely to go up only gradually — though debate on the matter seems to be getting hotter.
US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a national hero by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control
Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case
LONDON (AP) — British singer Adeles toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.
Thai junta defends strong powers under new charter
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Adele wins damages over photos of son
Lawyers representing Adeles two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his milestone moments.
S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
Deep sea mining licences issued
The UNs seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
Young adults face housing squeeze
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.
Dog's life for Pudsey film flop
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britains Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.
Key bridge blown up in Nigeria
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.
UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.
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Look at me! 18 selfies of the week
Arrest mom for leaving girl, 9, at park?
The case of a South Carolina mother arrested for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park for hours while she worked at a nearby McDonalds has sparked a robust debate online about whether this mother should ever have been
'America's Oktoberfest'
Those hardy micro-brewing pioneers of the first Oregon Brewers Festival in 1988 were looking for some free advertising and a few people to taste the beers they were brewing in tanks scavenged from dairies, food processing plants and -- yes
Kerry in Israel
Washingtons top diplomat landed in Tel Aviv Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for immediate cessation of hostilities.
Huge sinkhole opens near homes
A massive sinkhole in Spring Hill, Florida led to the evacuation of several nearby residents. CNN affiliate WTSP reports.
Adam Levine marries in Mexico
Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victorias Secret variety, that is.
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How hot dogs are really made
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7 scenic Rocky Mtn. drives
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OBAMACARE FAKES False applicants reportedly getting covered easily
Federal courts issue conflicting opinions on legality of ObamaCare subsidiesOPINION: ObamaCare in death spiralKrauthammer: Only Congress can fix ObamaCares flaws
Costa Concordia prepared for final voyage to scrapyard
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SAFE LANDING Kerry defies FAA, flies to Tel Aviv in cease-fire push
FAA halts US flights to Tel Aviv for 24 hoursKURTZ: Media missteps fuel backlash in Middle East warIsrael, UN agency say Hamas hiding rockets in schools, playgrounds Iron Dome tackles Hamas rockets, but fear remains
#MarineHeldInMexico: Ordeal drains Marine's savings - Full Coverage: #MarineHeldInMexico
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Kerry intensifies U.S. effort to reach truce in Gaza fighting
CAIRO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday broadened the U.S. effort to reach a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking to revive a truce proposal rejected by Hamas militants a week ago. Kerry met Tuesday with the intelligence chief
WorldViews: India’s Modi was an over-sharing politician. Now he’s a silent prime minister.
You campaign in poetry, but govern in prose goes a well-known saying by Mario Cumo, the New York politician. In India, leaders campaign in talk mode, but they prefer to govern in silent mode. For years, former prime minister Manmohan
WorldViews: Here’s proof that child marriage and poverty go hand in hand
Some 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18. More than one in three of them were married before they turned 15, according to new statistics released ahead of the first ever Girl Summit in London. Read
In Brazil, government, health groups work to shield isolated Indian tribes from disease
RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite working for seven years with indigenous tribes in Brazil that have had no contact with the outside world, the closest Carlos Travassos had ever been to any was earlier this month, when he and his
Ukraine will need billions of dollars in new aid this year, economists say
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has pushed the country deeper into an economic tailspin, and the strife-torn nation will need billions of dollars of new assistance this year, economists say. Less than three months after approving a $17 billion loan
Dutch official: Unclear how many bodies on train carrying remains of Flight 17 victims
KHARKIV, Ukraine — The remains of at least 200 people and the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived at this eastern Ukrainian city Tuesday in preparation to be flown to the Netherlands, amid confusion over exactly how
Malaysia Flight 17 prosecution faces major evidentiary and legal obstacles
Despite mounting evidence that Russian-backed separatists downed a commercial aircraft over Ukraine last week, Western diplomats and law enforcement officials face significant obstacles prosecuting the culprits, according to current and former U.S. officials. Read full article >>
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South Korea ferry fugitive hid in cabin wall, suitcases of cash at hand
SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Koreas most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding in an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand,
Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shiite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.
Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement
Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty
LONDON (Reuters) - Like so much in the investment world of late, its what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.
Thai junta chief could remain PM under new government: adviser
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailands junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said on Wednesday, outlining details of an interim constitution.
Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared caliphate.
Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko Jokowi Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesias presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the worlds third largest democracy.
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Shipwrecked Concordia on verge of final voyage
The raised ship is being towed to a scrap heap.       
John Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv to broker cease-fire
Kerry plans to meet with Israels prime minster and the Palestinian Authoritys president.       
First Malaysia jet victims' bodies leave Ukraine
Holland has declared a national day of mourning ahead of the victims arrival.       
John Kerry flies to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban
Kerry plans to meet with Israels prime minster and the Palestinian Authoritys president.       
5 things you need to know Wednesday
The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.       
John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban
Kerry plans to meet with Israels prime minster and the Palestinian Authoritys president.       
China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched
The typhoon injured five people in Taiwan and knocked out power to 31,505 homes.       
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Israel May Be Committing War Crimes: U.N. Rights Chief
Israel may have committed war crimes by shelling houses and hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the U.N.s human rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday.
Kerry Jets to Israel to Seek End to Gaza Bloodshed
Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv Wednesday for talks with leaders in a bid to halt the deadly fighting in Gaza.
Second American 'Lone Soldier' Gets Hero's Burial
I never thought Id have to bury my child, it’s not supposed to be that way, says mom of American 21-year-old who volunteered to fight for Israel.
Heading Home: First MH17 Victims Fly Out of Ukraine
A short ceremony was held at the airport before the flight took off from Kharkiv, Ukraine.
A Tribute to One of China's Famous Modern-Day Artists
A new performance project focuses on the Chinese artists lesser-known, early life, including his formative years in New York City.
Not Quite 'Ocean's Eleven': Casino Robbers Grab $180K
At least one of the masked suspects pulled out a gun at Caesars Atlantic City, according to police.
Moving Moment: Wrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage
The wrecked Costa Concordia began its final voyage Wednesday as it was towed from the Italian island if Giglio where it sank in 2012.
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Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law
One federal appeals court panel ruled that the government could not subsidize coverage bought by people on the federal insurance exchange. The other said the reverse.
Health Policy Perspective: Rulings on Health Law Are Far From Last Word
The administration will not reconsider its Affordable Care Act regulations until the conflicting cases are resolved.
Bodies and Black Boxes From Malaysia Flight Arrive in Ukraine City
The bodies were met by forensic experts and other representatives of countries that had citizens on the jet downed last week in territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels.
Europeans Discuss Limited New Sanctions on Russia
Foreign ministers had been seen as unlikely to impose tough new measures immediately, for fear of jeopardizing an independent search of the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet.
Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows
A piece from the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, examined in photographs by defense consultants, had damage consistent with that from a fragmenting warhead, the kind carried by an SA-11 missile.
With Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine, Putin Offers Reassurance to Countrymen
The Russian president said he would attempt to rein in pro-Russian separatists, but that Ukraine also needed to act to reduce tensions.
F.A.A. Halts U.S. Flights to Israel
Major American airlines stopped flying to Israel after a rocket fell near Ben-Gurion International Airport, and after the Federal Aviation Administration told them not to fly to Tel Aviv for 24 hours.
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The Immigrant Soldiers Dying for Israel in Gaza
Young Jews come from across the U.S. and Europe to serve as lone soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces
Meet the Man Behind Hot Dog University
A frank conversation with a professor at the nations college of encased meat knowledge. Mark Reitman is neutral about ketchup but doggedly opposed to the meatless and veggie impostors
Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of the Skies
Even in this era of jam-packed commercial air travel, the armed forces still control most of China’s airspace
Chokehold Cop Had Civil Suits Filed Against Him
The City of New York has already doled out a $30,000 settlement on his behalf
“Bullets Over Broadway” to Shut Down Next Month
The musical is likely to take a $14 million hit
Gaza’s Ghastly Calculus: 650 Palestinian Dead (77% Civilians), 30 Israeli Dead (Almost All So(...)
An additional 135,000 Palestinians have been displaced
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Limits in Australia
Instances of gruesome whale collisions have prompted a conversation about whether to impose speed limits for ships along Australias coast
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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
Experimentation with human growth hormones by Americas teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for positive identifications and answers about who caused
Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses ahead with top-gear efforts to end
Long Island filmmaker John Fasano, 52, dies
Filmmaker John Fasano, whose childhood 8-mm movies spurred his voyage from Port Washington to Hollywood, died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Studio City, California, his representative Manfred Westphal confirmed. The cause was heart failure. Fasano was 52.
Amsterdam retirement community in Port Washington seeks bankruptcy protection
An upscale retirement community in Port Washington filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after failing to get all of its bondholders to support a restructuring.
George Harrison memorial tree killed by bark beetles
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.
Court program aims to keep troubled veterans out of jail
The men who appeared in Judge John Toomeys courtroom Tuesday took various pathways to reach his Suffolk County Veterans Court. Toomey praised them for having exited via the high road.
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