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  • Early Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.04 or .2 percent, to $18.65. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.03. GoldCorp. fell $.11 or .4 percent, ...

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

  • One-third of Americans are delinquent on their debt
    One-third of Americans are delinquent on their debt

    More than one-third of Americans had debt in collections in 2013, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.

  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed
    Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more, the ship was perhaps made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, according to the study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research. Archaeologists had been on-site throughout the excavation of the World Trade Center's Vehicular Security Center.

  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support
    With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.

  • Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track
    Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

    Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday. "Leaders, this is the newly developed right-angled running track," wrote one poster on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, imitating the tone of a lower-ranking Chinese official reporting to his superior. "We have become the first country in the world to have such tracks! I believe (Chinese athletes) will outperform other countries' (athletes) after scientific training on such a running track!" China National Radio described the forestry administration stadium in Tonghe county, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, as having "rectangular tracks" around the football pitch.

  • Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with Ofir and Bat-Galim Shaer
    Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with Ofir and Bat-Galim Shaer

    The parents of one of the three Israeli teens abducted and killed by Palestinians last month say they hold Hamas responsible for the murders despite questions raised recently about whether the Islamic group's leadership actually ordered the operation. The kidnapping set off a chain of events that led to the current war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, with more than 1,000 dead.

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