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  • Water shutoffs to resume in Detroit for unpaid bills

    By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit will resume on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past due bills, city officials said. During the moratorium, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was returned to city control after nearly a year of oversight under the state-appointed emergency financial manager. More than 25,000 customers are enrolled in at least one of the authority's payment plans, up from 17,000 when the moratorium began, the water department said in a statement. A city "water fair" on Saturday to help people avoid shutoffs by enrolling in a payment plan drew more than 1,300 people, according to the department.

  • Police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'
    Police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'

    Police Tuesday urged people to identify "aspiring terrorists" among their family members, friends and neighbours after the killing of US journalist James Foley, apparently by a man with an English accent. The appeal also comes amid growing government concern that British passport holders who travel to fight in Iraq and Syria could return to carry out attacks on home soil. Jihadist group the Islamic State (IS) posted a graphic video online last week showing the beheading of Foley, who had been missing since his 2012 capture in Syria. "We are appealing to the public, family members and friends to help identify aspiring terrorists;

  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons
    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.

  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
    Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.

  • Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Megyn Kelly Just Yet
    Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Megyn Kelly Just Yet

    Last night, during a segment with Bill O'Reilly on white privilege and Ferguson, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly shocked the internet when she pointed to a lot of evidence that white privilege exists, listing several statistics on racial disparities in unemployment, arrests rates, and experiences with police brutality. By several accounts, O'Reilly got schooled. And yet, in that same segment Kelly alluded to her own history of awarding racial fear mongering air time.  O'Reilly set the bar pretty low on nuanced discussion of black poverty — he argued that since the Asian community is "not a troubled situation" even though they have "language to overcome," it all comes down to "family, culture, personal responsibility," not white privilege. Kelly's surprising argument was a rare change from the typical Fox News monologue.  

  • Burning Man Festival Explained
    Burning Man Festival Explained

    Near the end of summer every year, about 100 miles north of Reno in the Nevada desert, tens of thousands of people gather for the Burning Man festival, an oasis for the most eclectic group of people on the planet.

  • Senate Democrat Says A Vote for the Other Guy Is A Vote for Ebola
    Senate Democrat Says A Vote for the Other Guy Is A Vote for Ebola

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is warning voters they could get Ebola if they vote for his opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton (R). "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola," a deep-voiced narrator intones in the 30-second spot, which was first reported Tuesday by The Washington Post. Congressman Cotton voted to cuts billions from our nation's medical disaster and emergency programs.

  • Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'
    Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

    By Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" - but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistake. The Ukrainian military meanwhile reported pro-Russian separatist forces were shelling the town of Novoazovsk and Russian military hardware was building up over the border. Earlier, the security services released video footage purporting to show testimonies from Russian paratroopers detained by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

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