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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $34.86. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.16 or .2 percent, to $68.39. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...

  • Strong Winds Create Reverse Waterfall
    Strong Winds Create Reverse Waterfall

    This natural phenomenon occurs when high winds hit the area and updrafts force the water to blow back upstream — resulting in a sort of reverse waterfall.

  • 'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding
    'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding

    Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free. Ello converted to a public benefit corporation, which it described as "a new kind of for-profit company in the USA that exists to produce a benefit for society as a whole — not just to make money for its investors." Created last year as a "private" social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis. Facebook has been criticized by some users over its privacy policies and ads that use personal information.

  • Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
    Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.

  • WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
    WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

    Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of 2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and Mali. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries as early as December," WHO assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny said. Kieny's comments came after closed-door talks on Thursday to try to find a vaccine to beat a disease that has ravaged Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and killed almost 4,900 people. Fears the haemorrhagic virus could spread further were stoked with new confirmed cases in New York City and in Mali, which became the sixth African nation to be affected.

  • Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama
    Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House.

  • Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details
    Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

    On Thursday, Netflix announced three new original series that aim to strike another blow to cable and network companies. The new shows are an animated series from comedian Bill Burr titled “F is for Family”; a dark mystery series called “Bloodline,” whose cast includes Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights; and a Canadian series called “Between.” RELATED: Netflix’s massive new content wave is going to put unprecedented pressure on HBO F is for Family (2015) — Starring Bill Burr, Justin Long, and Laura Dern. This animated series will follow the Murphy family in the 1970’s. It brings us back to a time where you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a weapon to an airport. Bloodline (2015) — Starring Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Ben Mendelsohn, and Sissy

  • Easter Island's ancient inhabitants weren't so lonely after all
    Easter Island's ancient inhabitants weren't so lonely after all

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides. But the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed. ...

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