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Driven By Marketplace And PayPal Growth, eBay’s Q2 Revenue Up 14 Percent To $3.9B

As expected, eBay reported decent financial results in Q2 2013 today. Revenue was up 14% to $3.9 billion, compared to the same period of 2012. The company reported second quarter net income on a GAAP basis of $640 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $822 million, or …

Pregnant former Olympian dies, but baby survives

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Olympic and professional runner from Ethiopia who was due to give birth in three weeks has died after collapsing at a Connecticut restaurant, but doctors were able to save her baby, her friends said Wednesday.<p>Meskerem Legesse, 26, who lived in Westport, Conn., was …

Chile presidential candidate Pablo Longueira resigns

<b>Chile's conservative presidential candidate, Pablo Longueira, has withdrawn from the election campaign.</b><p>His son, Juan Pablo Longueira, told reporters the politician had been suffering from depression since winning the primary elections.<p>President Sebastian Pinera's governing alliance is expected to …

South America

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

Cancer

Massive 576-page indictment of alleged Cleveland kidnapper reflects horror — and seriousness — of case

The 977-count indictment that accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty to on Wednesday is a catalog of the rape, torture, and brutality prosecutors say he inflicted on three women at his home on Seymour Avenue for over a decade.<p>The 576-page litany of alleged wrongdoings can also …

North Korea ship held in Panama has a colorful past

Experts say vessel has tangled with pirates and apparently shut off its tracking system.<p>A North Korea cargo ship held in Panama with a load of undetermined weapons systems from Cuba has scrapped with pirates, been accused of shipping drugs and in its latest exploit apparently shut off its tracking …

Court: 'Baby Veronica' To Live With White Adoptive Parents

South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday ruled that "Baby Veronica," the 3-year-old central figure in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act, should be returned to the white couple that agreed to adopt her before her birth, and not her Native American father, who …