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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited ...

  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
    Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming …
    High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming …

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at North Texas high school tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court.

  • AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
    AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
    Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march
    Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march

    New York (AFP) - Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said.

  • Pope orders review of annulment process to simplify procedure

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church's procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had appointed an 11-member commission of canon lawyers and theologians to propose reform of the process, "seeking to simplify and streamline it while safeguarding the principle of the indissolubility of marriage". ...

  • Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures
    Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures

    A trove of gold coins, bracelets, buckles and broaches are among the precious treasures retrieved from a 157-year-old shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina. The "Ship of Gold," known in its sailing days as the SS Central America, was loaded down with 30,000 lbs. (13,600 kilograms) of gold when a hurricane sent it to the watery depths 160 miles (260 kilometers) from the coast of South Carolina on Sept. 12, 1857. Now, deep-sea exploration company Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., is re-excavating the site. They've also found gold jewelry, gold nuggets and snippets of 19th-century life, from glass containers to chewing tobacco still in its package. 

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