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Dow Loses 318 Points, The Most In One Day Since June

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:24

The index joined the rout that hit European and Asian markets on fears that the global economy is slowing.

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Trouble In Emerging Markets Causes Stocks To Take A Tumble

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices continued to tumble for the second straight day. The drop is part of a global selloff, as investors focus on the growing financial turmoil in the developing world.

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From Kiev To The Country At Large, Ukraine Protests May Spread

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Massive protests continue to escalate in Ukraine, as demonstrators extend their barricades further into Kiev. At least three protesters have been killed in clashes with riot police so far, and protests are beginning to spread into the western regions of the country. Corey Flintoff offers an update on the unrest from the center of Kiev.

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Texas Sets Up Roadblock For Health Care Navigators

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Texas this week approved regulations that require training and background checks for people who help consumers navigate the Affordable Care Act. But the federal government already requires this kind of trainign. KUHF's Carrie Feibel reports that Texas officials say the rules protect the consumer, while others say it is yet another way to thwart Obamacare.

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There's A Whole Lot Of Waste Outside Beirut's Gates

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Lebanon's stylish capital is looking shabby. Mounds of stinking garbage are piled in Beirut's streets, byproducts of an ongoing political crisis that has paralyzed the government. Angry locals have staged a sit-in outside an overflowing landfill, and waste disposal has ground to a halt. The protesters — and the trash — could be there awhile.

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During Syrian Peace Talks, Rival Sides Wage A Media Battle

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Friday was the first day of negotiations at the Syrian peace conference. There were no direct talks, however. Instead, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between government and opposition delegations in separate rooms.

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Firefighters Search The Ashes After Nursing Home Blaze

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Firefighters are painstakingly combing the frozen rubble of a nursing home in eastern Quebec. The seniors' residence was quickly engulfed in flames shortly after midnight on Thursday, killing at least five residents and trapping dozens of others.

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Tickety-Tock! An Even More Accurate Atomic Clock

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Scientists have unveiled an atomic clock that sets new records in timekeeping — it could run 5 billion years without gaining or losing a second. That sort of precision is not trivial, researchers say. Clocks have ripple effects for all kinds of technology, from cellphones to GPS and more.

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Which Are The Most, And Least, 'Bible-Minded' Cities In The U.S.?

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:54

Does your idea of America's Bible Belt match up with a new study of where the most "Bible-minded" U.S. cities are? The top spot went to Chattanooga, Tenn. Several cities in the Northeast and West were ranked "least Bible-minded."

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Pakistani Judge Orders Death For Man Who Claimed To Be Prophet

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:37

The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.

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Tech Week That Was: The Mac Turns 30, More NSA Rumblings

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:34

In technology news this week: Apple's iconic baby celebrated a big birthday, the debate over Edward Snowden and NSA data collection continued to simmer, and the Target data breach prompted more talk about credit card security.

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Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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Does Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:36

Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.

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Show Us: The State Of The Union Through Your Eyes

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:17

As Obama delivers his speech, we also want a ground-level view of the state of the country.

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How An 18-Year-Old Code Was Cracked On The Web In 13 Minutes

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:48

Dorothy Holm of Minnesota couldn't speak in the weeks before her death in 1996. She spent some of that time writing capital letters on the fronts and backs of 20 index cards. Her family couldn't figure out what she might have been trying to say. Crowdsourcing on the Web led to an answer.

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When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:44

Some people might find it easier to write down the care they want and the kind they prefer not to have in living wills. Others might prefer to talk more generally with their relatives about issues like life support.

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Why Washington Drives Mayors Crazy

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:03

Close to 300 of the nation's mayors have been meeting in Washington this week. They've found networking with their peers to be a lot more productive than trying to lobby Congress.

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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Plead Not Guilty

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:01

Both were released on their own recognizance and ordered not to leave the country. The McDonnells are facing corruption charges stemming from gifts they received from a political donor.

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U.N. Says Authorities, Locals In Myanmar Killed Dozens Of Muslims

Fri, 2014-01-24 08:22

The government has denied the massacre ever happened. Now, the U.N. is asking for an investigation.

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