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​Shark Expert: "Something strange is going on"
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:45:07 -0400
Surge of swimmer-shark incidents off the Carolinas has beachgoers nervous, scientists puzzled
Want smarter kids? Genetic diversity could be key
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:27:31 -0400
New study found evolutionary link for height and intelligence when parents had more distinct genetic makeups
10 things to know before you book a cruise
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:08:29 -0400
Cruise travel can be a grand adventure, but the price tag can get out of hand if you're not careful -- here's some advice from a cruise expert
Proof that one person can make a difference
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:12:11 -0400
60 Minutes producer Harry Radliffe II remembers Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 kids from the Holocaust and died Wednesday at 106
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AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:23:42 -0400
FILE - IN this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket past Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo (5) during an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the negotiations says Wade is staying with the Heat. The person says Wade informed the Heat on Thursday, July 2, 2015, he will accept a one-year offer to re-sign for $20 million for next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no NBA deals can be finalized this summer until July 9.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)MIAMI (AP) — After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him.

China points finger at 'manipulators' as shares slump again
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:21:00 -0400
An investor looks at information displayed on an electronic screen at a brokerage house in ShanghaiChinese shares tumbled on Friday, after the country's securities market regulator said it had opened an investigation into suspected market manipulation as Beijing struggles to head off a full-blown crash that could damage an already slowing economy. After a slump of more than 20 percent in Chinese stocks since mid-June, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has set up a team to look at "clues of illegal manipulation across markets". The China Daily newspaper said on Friday that the CSRC was probing investors who used stock index futures to "short" the market, or bet on prices falling.

Chinese shares plunge more than 5%
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:20:54 -0400
Chinese shares extended the plunges of recent weeks on July 3, 2015, falling more than 5% within an hour of openingThe benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 5.02 percent, or 196.36 points, to 3,716.41. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dived 5.77 percent, or 127.82 points, to 2087.99. Chinese markets were among the world's best performers earlier this year, with Shanghai rising more than 150 percent over 12 months in a spectacular borrowing-fuelled bull run until it peaked on June 12.

Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:19:17 -0400
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 file photo, former Detroit Lions tight end Charlie Sanders stands with his bronze bust during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Sanders played 10 seasons in the NFL. The Detroit Lions say Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has died at age 68, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots.

Rangers score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 2-0
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:15:13 -0400
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Leonys Martin ended a scoreless duel with an RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Thursday night behind a dominant pitching performance by Yovani Gallardo and three relievers.

Southwest says it has contract deal with flight attendants
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:00:42 -0400
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants.
Aetna nears deal to buy Humana for about $34 billion: sources
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:58:39 -0400
A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeU.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the people said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and could be announced as early as Friday. The offer, if it goes through, would make it the largest deal in the insurance industry since Anthem Inc bought WellPoint in 2004 for $16.6 billion.

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:56:03 -0400
In this photo provided by Jay Rutherford, smoke rises from a burning truck packed with fireworks after it exploded on Interstate 15 near Ivanpah, Calif., close to the Nevada state line Thursday, July 2, 2015. The Chevrolet box van had ignited shortly before 1:30 p.m., burning to the ground and clogging the main artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for hours. (Jay Rutherford via AP)IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:54:02 -0400
Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti, right, and Konstantinos Patronis stand along 34th Street and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in New York. Newlyweds Limnioti and Patronis topped "the dream trip of our lives" in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit cards were suddenly declined and they were left nearly penniless. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in Queens came to their rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece this Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

No racial motivation in US church fires: official
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:48:09 -0400
Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms examine the burned ruins of the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on July 1, 2015Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said. Preliminary investigations point to three of the fires being accidental, with the cause of the other three still to be determined, Ginger Colbrun, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), told AFP. "At this time, there is no evidence that (the six fires) are linked or racially motivated," Colbrun said, stressing that investigations into all the incidents are still ongoing.

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6 Sharks That Could Be Behind N.C. Attacks
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:46:45 GMT
After a spike in attacks, the director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries named the sharks that could be responsible.
911 Callers Waited While Dallas Cops Studied for a Test
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:40:42 GMT
Three on-duty police officers studied for a promotion test for three hours while nearby crime victims waited as long as 63 minutes for help.
Yes, Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:30:52 GMT
Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.
These Seafaring Spiders Are Built for Water Landings
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:44:39 GMT
Airborne spiders dropping into a lake or sea aren't sunk, new research shows: In fact, they seem to take to water like old salts.
Kerry: Iran Negotiators Making Progress on Nuclear Deal
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:36:57 GMT
Secretary of State John Kerry said negotiators working to craft a deal with Iran to keep it from developing nuclear weapons were "making progress."
A is for Adiós: María Exits 'Sesame Street' After 44 Years
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:52:30 GMT
Though she's more accustomed to hearing "Can You Tell Me How To Get to Sesame Street?
Timeline: BP Settlement Ends 5-Year Legal Saga
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:41:20 GMT
Everything that's happened between the April 20, 2010, rig explosion and Thursday's mammoth settlement.
Dress Rehearsal? Navy Yard Scare Reflects July 4 Fears
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:36:58 GMT
As July 4 looms, law enforcement is on alert amid concerns about a heightened threat of attacks by ISIS and supporters of the terrorist group.
The Internet Is Officially Too Big as IP Addresses Run Out
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:18:00 GMT
The Internet as we know it has officially gotten too big for its britches after the group that assigns addresses in North America ran out of numbers.
Redesigned Bubble Wrap to Lose Signature Sound
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:04:36 GMT
Sealed Air Corp., the company behind Bubble Wrap, has a new version coming out that may become popular with shippers
What We Now Know About Escapee's Final Moments
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:45:42 GMT
The Border Patrol statement was the first official confirmation that Richard Matt pointed a weapon at officers before he was shot.
Man Charged With Murder After Couple Found Buried
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:11:21 GMT
Michael and Tina Careccia were killed at a home after some kind of disagreement, and then buried in a grave in Maricopa, authorities said.
Church Shooter's Sister Ends Crowdfunds for Honeymoon
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:56:53 GMT
The sister of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof launched a campaign to raise money to cover the costs of her abandoned wedding.
Prominent ISIS Leader Killed in Coalition Airstrike, U.S. Says
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:31:21 GMT
Tariq al-Harzi — one of the first terrorists to join ISIS and a major fundraiser for the group — was the target of a $3 million U.S. reward.
Bernie Sanders Announces $15 Million Fundraising Haul
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:52:43 GMT
The Bernie Sanders campaign has raised $15 million since April 30, with a total of about 250,000 donors.
Flight Diverted to Ohio After Passenger Makes Threats
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:36:43 GMT
The D.C.-bound plane departed from St. Louis and was diverted after a passenger made a threat on board.
Washington Woman Is First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:11:07 GMT
A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.
Scientists Excited About This New AIDS Vaccine
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:52:06 GMT
"I think it is quite promising," said Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC.
Europe Seeks Relief as Temperatures Soar
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:34:03 GMT
A host of European countries were hit by a heat wave that sent temperatures into triple digits. Despite the dangerous heat, people found ways to enjoy the weather.
Donald Trump's Big Mouth Is Chewing a Hole in His Wallet
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:25:49 GMT
Donald Trump's anti-immigrant tirade produced a bump in the polls, but public relations and brand strategists say he has tarnished his personal brand.
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Man Recovering After 'Frightening and Painful' Shark Attack
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:44:44 -0400
The man's doctor said he expects him to make a full recovery.
Site Wanted Money for Wedding of Charleston Suspect's Sister
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:19:50 -0400
A GoFundMe page administered by someone claiming to be Amber Roof asked for donations to fund a "dream honeymoon" and pay off her wedding after Charleston shooting.
Why America Ferrera Is Saying 'Thank You!' to Donald Trump
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:14:31 -0400
America Ferrera thanks Trump for his offensive tactics.
Law Enforcement Ramps Up Security for July 4th Weekend
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:45:09 -0400
Law enforcement is beefing up security measures ahead of the holiday.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ohio Due to Bomb Threat
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:44:08 -0400
An unruly passenger's bomb threat forced the emergency landing of a United Express flight Thursday at an Ohio airport.
Top ISIS Leader Killed by US Drone Strike in Syria
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:57:32 -0400
Tariq bin Tahar-Al-Awni-al-Harzi was killed on June 16 during a U.S. drone strike in Syria.
Kentucky Clerk Sued for Not Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:38:48 -0400
4 couples sue Kentucky clerk who won't issue gay-marriage licenses
Donors Give $3M to Scholarship Fund After Charleston Shooting
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:07:12 -0400
A group of anonymous donors gave $3 million to a scholarship fund for the Mother Emanuel AME Church community in light of the recent Charleston shooting
Washington Woman's Measles Death Is First in US Since 2003
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:52:32 -0400
Woman's death by measles in Washington state is first in the US since 2003
Escaped Prisoner Aimed Gun at Agent Who Found Him
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:34:39 -0400
Escaped prisoner Richard Matt reportedly aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the border patrol SWAT team agent who found and killed him, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Smoke Subsides After Hazardous Rail Spill in Tennessee
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:46:33 -0400
Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee; thousands evacuated from nearby area
Boko Haram Guns Down 97 People Praying in Mosques in Nigeria
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:21:24 -0400
Boko Haram extremists gun down 97 people in Ramadan attack on mosques in northeast Nigeria
Days Before Referendum, Greek Voters Perplexed and Undecided
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:46 -0400
Greek voters, campaigns fight to find referendum narrative as stakes in ballot are raised
How Bernie Sanders Is Attracting Monster Crowds
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:44:51 -0400
Sanders drew the biggest crowd of any 2016 presidential contender.
President Obama and Scott Walker Vie for Spotlight in Wisconsin
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:01:47 -0400
President Obama and Gov. Scott Walker were competing for attention in Wisconsin.
Mansion Murder Suspect's Lawyer Fired
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:04:51 -0400
Former attorney says Wint "never intended or wanted anybody ... to be harmed."
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:14:29 -0400
Is there a link between blue eyes and the risk of alcoholism?
Obama Mocks GOP Contest as Political 'Hunger Games'
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:15:01 -0400
"I've lost count how many Republicans are running for this job," he joked.
Man 'Essentially' Confesses to Murdering Arizona Couple, Sheriff Says
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:18:43 -0400
The bodies were recovered and positively identified as the husband and wife.
SC Church Fire Attributed to 'Natural' Causes
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:32:46 -0400
The cause of a recent fire at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church has been classified as natural, according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division.
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