2011

Recent News

Gio Gonzalez cuts his hair, the perils of Citizens Bank Park, and Dusty Baker on Memorial Day

Should we expect Bryce Harper to break out at one of his favorite hitters' parks? And, more importantly, what does former Marine Dusty Baker think about on Memorial Day?
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La Plata finds its calm, closes out game to claim Maryland 2A baseball title

Scott Logue gets a groundball with the bases loaded to beat Williamsport, 4-1.
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Canadians could soon receive mandatory text alerts in emergencies

The CRTC is considering making emergency alerts by cellphone mandatory, meaning service providers and customers would receive notifications of floods
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State governments moving faster than Congress to cut down prison populations: study

An increasingly large consensus has indicated the U.S. criminal justice system is in dire need of reform, such as by lowering mandatory minimum sentences that do either little or nothing to dissuade c
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Mexican soccer star fought kidnapper off and used his phone to call for help: police

Mexican football player Alan Pulido was rescued after he untied himself, fought one of his kidnappers and took away his phone to call police hours after his abduction, authorities said Monday. Pulido,
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Jesse Ventura: Iím not running for president ó because Iím afraid I might win

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura (I) closed the door on any possibility he would run for the presidency in a statement posted on his Ora.TV show’s website, while arguing that he would still &
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Popular Finance

 

Verizon Strike to End as Both Sides Claim Victories on Key Points

Verizon retreated on some major points and gained tools for paring down its work force in the tentative pact reached with unions representing nearly 40,000 striking workers.
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For Assistants in Prestige Fields, Overtime Rule May Alter Career Path

A federal rule on overtime pay endangers a practice in fields like publishing and movies, where low wages are accepted for a kind of apprenticeship.
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Australia shares seen subdued, NZ edges up to fresh record high

SYDNEY, May 31 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set for a subdued start on Tuesday given the absence of impetus from the United States, where markets were closed for a public holiday. Pointing to
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Brazil's BNDES to change entire board under new leadership -sources

BRASILIA, May 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's new interim government will replace the entire board of its state development bank BNDES this week, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, i
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StanChart launches mobile banking push in Africa as rivals retreat

LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered is to launch its mobile and online banking platform in eight African countries, its consumer banking chief for the region told Reuters, as the lender seek
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S.Korea April industrial output falls again, worse than expected

SEOUL, May 31 (Reuters) - South Korea's industrial output fell in April for a second straight month in sequential terms and by more than expected, data showed on Tuesday, raising concerns over the str
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Floods in Texas and Kansas leave at least 6 dead and 2 missing

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. It was unclear Sunday whether a body found in Travis Count
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Chicago to release police videos and reports from 100 incidents in a bid to gain public trust

City officials plan to release videos, reports and other materials this week from about 100 police incidents, including officer-involved shootings, as part of an effort to improve public trust in
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Hours-long car chase forces brief closure of 405 Freeway

A male driver led authorities on an hours-long car chase across Los Angeles County freeways and streets Monday afternoon, sideswiping at least one vehicle before coming to a stop on the southbound
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