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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

Mon, 2013-12-30 08:28

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.

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Billionaire Philanthropist, GOP Donor Harold Simmons Dies

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:57

He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: A June convention.

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NFL Firings Begin: Browns, Redskins, Others Ax Coaches

Mon, 2013-12-30 06:58

With the 2013 regular season now over, teams are starting to fire coaches who produced disappointing results. The least surprising dismissal so far: that of Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. His departure had been rumored for weeks.

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Third Icebreaker Fails To Reach Stranded Ship In Antarctic

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:57

The MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in the ice for a week. The 74 passengers and crew are safe, but may have to be airlifted to ships in open water. They continue to post messages and videos — some indicating that life on board may be getting a bit tedious.

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Doctors Unsure Whether Michael Schumacher Will Survive

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:50

The Formula One racing legend was critically injured Sunday when he hit his head while skiing in France. Doctors are "working hour by hour" to save him, but can't predict what will happen. At his peak a decade ago, Schumacher was among the most famous and highest-paid athletes in the world.

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Assessing Bloomberg's Legacy Is A Complex Task

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

On Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and globally.

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'Blood On The Snow' After Second Suicide Blast In Russia

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:58

An explosion Monday tore apart a bus, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many others. It followed Sunday's bombing at a train station in the same city, Volgograd. Suspicion is falling on Chechen extremists who want to create a separate Islamist state.

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:47

For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.

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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:24

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.

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Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:23

A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:22

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:21

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.

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Wet Snow Complicates Power Restoration In Maine

Sun, 2013-12-29 23:21

A band of heavy, wet snow is causing renewed concerns for utility companies in Maine just a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

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Report: 70 Journalists Died On The Job In 2013

Sun, 2013-12-29 23:06

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013. That includes 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Successive Suicide Bombings In Russia Kill Dozens

Sun, 2013-12-29 22:49

A blast that tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during Monday's morning rush hour, killing 14, was probably carried out by suicide bombers from the same organization behind a railway explosion a day earlier, officials said.

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Remembering Eydie Gorme, A Vegas Singer Without The Drama

Sun, 2013-12-29 14:40

Eydie Gorme was most famous for being half of the husband-and-wife singing duo Steve and Eydie, with her husband of nearly 60 years, Steve Lawrence. But on her own she was known for her range, her deftness in English and Spanish and her sense of humor. She passed away in August in Las Vegas.

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The FBI Investigator Who Coined The Term 'Serial Killer'

Sun, 2013-12-29 14:13

Robert Ressler spent his career researching crimes that were tough to understand. He thought that by figuring out how — and why — violent criminals worked, he could help police identify suspects. He came face to face with notorious killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Ressler died earlier this year. He was 76.

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Air Evacuation Is Being Considered For Antarctic Passengers

Sun, 2013-12-29 13:39

Two vessels with ice breaking equipment have failed to rescue the ship. A third is on its way, but if it fails, passengers may have to be rescued via helicopter.

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