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  • JDS Uniphase reports 1Q loss

    On a per-share basis, the Milpitas, California-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and amortization costs, came to 14 cents per share. The results exceeded ...

  • Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden
    Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children.

  • Catholic Church to close, merge a dozen schools in Chicago

    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Catholic Church will close or merge a dozen of its 240 Chicago-area schools due to falling attendance in some areas of the country's largest parochial school system, the Archdiocese of Chicago said on Wednesday. "We will not be able to maintain all schools in their current form," outgoing Cardinal Francis George said in a letter posted on the website of the archdiocese, which has a deficit of millions of dollars. Six schools would close in June 2015 while another six would merge into three, affecting 1,280 elementary school students, it said. ...

  • 10 most annoying Facebook users
    10 most annoying Facebook users

    Who is the most tiresome of them all? The relentless liker.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks

    A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Avon Products Inc. fell 8.2 percent to $10.06 with 21,446,800 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose .2 percent to $17.02 with 31,485,800 ...

  • Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain
    Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

    The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting "brain regions that don't normally talk together," said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King's College London.

  • Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch
    Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.

  • Simple new test finds Ebola in 15 minutes, could be ‘game changer’
    Simple new test finds Ebola in 15 minutes, could be ‘game changer’

    Tulane University scientists have created an Ebola diagnostic device that they say is as easy to use and nearly as fast as a home pregnancy test.

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