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Tough Day on Markets Upended by NYSE Outage

July 9, 2015 | by Matthew Craft, AP Business Writer | Comments

The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading in the late morning Wednesday because of a technical problem, though NYSE-listed shares continued to trade on other exchanges.  The exchange said on its official Twitter feed that the issue was internal and not related to a breach of its systems. As of 2:05 p.m. Eastern, about two and half hours after the halt was announced, trading had not yet resumed on the NYSE.

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Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

September 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.

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Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

September 1, 2015 7:45 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | Comments

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

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Secrets Have Long Slipped into State Department E-mail

September 1, 2015 7:30 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.

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Drought-Plagued California Readies for El Nino Storms

September 1, 2015 7:15 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | Comments

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

Young Lebanese Activists Challenge Old Political Class

September 1, 2015 7:00 am | by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Comments

First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.

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University Student Pleads Guilty to Making Android Spy App

August 27, 2015 8:15 am | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Comments

A Carnegie Mellon University student who hoped to sell enough malicious software to infect 450,000 Google Android smartphones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal law meant to prevent hacking of phones and computers.

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California Land Quickly Sinking in Drought Costs Farmers

August 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at risk.

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China Says It Has Arrested 15,000 People for Cybercrimes

August 27, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities launched a six-month special operation to clean the Internet in July, but some of the cases date back as far as December.

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Abandoned Chicago Railway Reborn as Commuter Corridor

August 27, 2015 7:15 am | by Jason Keyser, Associated Press | Comments

On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.

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Obama Sheds Summer Curse, Just in Time for Daunting Fall

August 27, 2015 7:00 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | Comments

President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.

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Rival Koreas Masters at Pulling Back From the Brink

August 25, 2015 8:15 am | by Foster Klug and Hung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Comments

Skepticism over success abounds, but the rivals have proven time and again over the decades their mastery at pulling back from the brink.

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Sierra Leone Releases Its Last Known Ebola Patient

August 25, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health authorities in Sierra Leone have released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital.

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Netflix Facing Protests Over DVD-Less Baby Benefit Policy

August 25, 2015 7:45 am | by Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | Comments

Netflix is getting jeered for excluding the employees in its DVD-by-mail service from a recently introduced benefit that gives up to a year of paid leave to most of its workers after the birth or adoption of a baby.

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EPA Downplays Dangers of Mine Spill, But Concerns Linger

August 25, 2015 7:30 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.

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New Tools, New Complications in Fight to Keep Cities Safe

August 25, 2015 7:15 am | by Tim Sullivan, Associated Press | Comments

For generations, the world's cities have struggled to keep themselves safe.

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