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Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Brazil’s economy might be growing near zero, and it’s currency isn’t as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn’t stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone. In fact, according to <i>The Economist</i> magazine’s latest edition of the …

American Wood Stork No Longer Listed As Endangered Species

<i>An American Wood Stork from the National Audubon Society. http://birds.audubon.org/ Photo by: Jim Fenton</i><p>TOWNSEND, GEORGIA (CBSMiami/AP) — A bird that …

3 Founding Fathers And The Awful Things They Did

Source: Wikipedia<p>The Fourth is here, and with it come the usual traditions: barbecue, fireworks, and the tacit agreement among Americans to not look …

George Washington

Did GOOGLE just Destroy APPLE? Google I/O 2014 (Nerdist News w/ Jessica Chobot)

The world wide web may be fracturing into a bunch of regional internets

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.<p>In 2011, according to the World Economic Forum, …

Net Neutrality

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Poet Maya Angelou remembered for wisdom, clarity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you …

Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Shed Pounds (and Fears) on Zero-G Flight

NEWARK, N.J. — Flying on a zero-gravity airplane makes anyone feel like an astronaut — and for Virgin Galactic's future space tourists, there's the chance to prepare for the even bigger doses of weightlessness ahead. But Sally Akridge had a special perk in mind as she prepared for her encounter …

Space Travel

Paratroopers recreate D-Day jump in Normandy that helped change history

Hundreds of US and European paratroopers have made a commemorative jump over the countryside of northern France in honour of Allied servicemen who went behind enemy lines on D-Day.<p>Thousands parachuted into German-occupied Normandy, hours before the seaborne assault on the beaches began on June …

Rare Ohio 'Mono Mono' Twins Home for Father's Day

A set of rare "mono mono" twins photographed holding hands after they were born are home in time for Father's Day. Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born May 9 sharing an amniotic sac and placenta at Akron General Medical Center in northwest Ohio.<p>Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born at 33 …

Pregnancy

FBI Director Comey Looks Ahead To His Next Nine Years

FBI Director Jim Comey brushed back a dark curtain last Thursday morning and emerged to greet his audience, <i>Tonight Show</i> style.<p>"I feel like a talk show host," Comey told a group of new recruits, the first hired on his watch since he joined the FBI nine months ago.<p>The FBI director serves for a …

Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time projected to be the largest of its kind in the …

Health Care

Heavy heart? Paris bridge panel falls under weight of 'love locks'

A bridge was evacuated and closed off in Paris after a section collapsed under the weight of lovers’ padlocks.<p>Couples have been attaching them to the Pont des Arts and throwing the key into the Seine as a romantic gesture.<p>Around 2.40m of fence collapsed inwards – rather than into the river – late …

U.S. arms could create Syria 'warlords', rebel commander says | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. arms supplies to Syrian rebels may create Somali-style warlords and are undermining Washington’s allies in the rebels’ exile military command, the former Syrian army general who leads it said.<p>Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they walk on the frontline of the Mleha …

World's oldest man dies in New York at 111 | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world’s oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived.<p>111 year-old Dr. Alexander Imich, the world's oldest living man, poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west …

7 years later, Blackwater guards go on trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi …

Fatal accident on flagship Sao Paulo monorail

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1083000/1083262_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524716884_6b9013ab735accaaaa9160385d56de8b<p><b>A worker building a monorail in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, has died after a section of the prestigious project collapsed.</b><p>The authorities at the …

Audit shows 100,000 U.S. veterans face long waits for healthcare | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the troubled agency on Monday.<p>A pileup of claims at the Department of Veterans …

Five American soldiers 'killed by friendly fire' in Afghanistan

Five American troops killed in Zabul province may have been bombed by their own air force in "fratricide" incident, officials say<p>Five American servicemen were killed in southern <b>Afghanistan</b> on Monday night, amid reports they died in a friendly fire incident.<p>The troops, confirmed to all be Americans …

Washington Mudslide Families File Wrongful Death, Damage Claims

Families of those killed in the deadly Washington mudslide in March filed more than a dozen legal complaints, including for wrongful death, against state and county officials Monday, alleging that irresponsible logging contributed to the disaster.<p>At least 42 people died when the colossal slide …

Mudslides

Deadly floods hit Brazil

As the FIFA World Cup is due to start in a matter of days in Brazil, two southern states, Parana and Santa Catarina, have been fatally inundated by torrential rainfall, with over 75 cities and towns affected.<p>The widespread flooding has thus far killed nine people and destroyed over 5,000 homes, …

Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq's third-largest city as terrified residents flee

Militants storm northern city of Mosul, freeing thousands of prisoners, as Iraqi prime minister declares state of emergency and offers to arm citizens who volunteer to fight against militants<p>Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq's third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow …

Twin bombing at cemetery in Iraqi city of Baquba kills 20 | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed when two bombs exploded at a cemetery in the Iraqi city of Baquba, where mourners were burying a university professor shot dead the previous day, police and medics said.<p>Baquba is about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Baghdad.<p>Writing by Ahmed Rasheed; …

In Pictures: Brazil poverty vs super stadia | Brazil

<b>Sao Paulo, Brazil -</b> Since Sao Paulo's Itaquerão stadium was built, residents living in its vicinity, including retirees and families with children, told Al Jazeera their rent jumped between 20-35 percent, and new costs associated with living near the stadium were now too hard to manage.<p>On May 2, a …

Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

They were happily married and unhappily American.<p>Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31, dressed up as comic book heroes like Thor and …

Hobby Lobby

Assault on Mosul: Militants Overrun Key Iraqi City

BAGHDAD - Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, on Tuesday, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked parliament to declare a state of …

Middle East