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Zeus The Great Dane, World's Tallest Dog, Dies

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:50

His owner, Kevin Doorlag, told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus died last week of old age. He would have turned 6 in November. On his hind legs, Zeus was 7 feet, 4 inches tall.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:09

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:43

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:31

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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10 Arrested In Pakistan Over 2012 Attack On Malala Yousafzai

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:22

The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.

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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:12

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:44

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:15

The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:07

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

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CIA Doubles Its Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:22

The Central Intelligence Agency says the Sunni militant group can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters." Earlier, the agency had estimated ISIS had at least 10,000 fighters.

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Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:53

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:24

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:55

Last Friday Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.

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Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:31

It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.

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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:27

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:48

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.

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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:35

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.

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FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:01

Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.

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Susan Rice: Islamic State Fight Will Not Be 'Iraq War Redux'

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:00

In an interview with NPR, Rice said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.

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Richard Kiel, Actor Who Played Jaws In Bond Films, Dies At 74

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:44

Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.

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