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  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

  • Bad weather likely cause of fatal Air Algerie crash: French officials

    By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday. Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded the airliner broke apart when it hit the ground, the officials said, suggesting this meant it was unlikely to have been the victim of an attack. "French soldiers who are on the ground have started the first investigations. Sadly there are no survivors," French President Francois Hollande told reporters.

  • Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door
    Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door

    In the words of Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and Kiplinger.com, "discretionary spending -- the chic apartment, frequent travel and restaurant meals, consumer electronics, fancy clothes and cars -- crowds out the saving that will enable you to be rich someday." This is what makes the invisible rich, well, invisible: They're not conspicuous about their consumption. Just as the invisible rich take a pass on flashy accoutrements, they keep things simple when investing, avoiding risky options, such as initial public offerings, structured notes and hedge funds, even when their higher net worth opens the doors to such investments.

  • French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane
    French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

    By Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said authorities believed flight AH5017 may have encountered bad weather after the pilot requested to change direction shortly after takeoff due to a storm. Officials in Mali and Burkina Faso gave conflicting accounts of locating the crash. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said wreckage of the flight had been spotted in his country's far north, toward the Algerian border between the towns of Aguelhoc and Kidal.

  • Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack
    Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack

    Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's security officials said Thursday. The move comes as concerns mount in Europe about the growing threat posed by jihadists returning from war-torn Syria. "We recently received information that a group of extremists from Syria may be planning a terrorist attack in Norway," said Benedicte Bjoernland, the chief of PST, the country's domestic intelligence service.

  • 'Amazing Spider-Man' 3 & 4 delayed, Marvel makes immediate counter

    Sony's announcement that its "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise was going to cool off led Marvel to snap up the vacated May 4, 2018 for itself -- and perhaps "The Avengers 3."

  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA
    Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, according to a statement posted on the US space agency website Wednesday. "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire," said Daniel Baker, professor of atmospheric and space physics at the University of Colorado. Instead the storm cloud hit the STEREO-A spacecraft, a solar observatory that is "almost ideally equipped to measure the parameters of such an event," NASA said.

  • TYKE BECOMES A TERROR WHEN MOM TAKES BACK HER CELLPHONE

    DEAR ABBY: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushes her, pulls her skirt and hits her. Her reaction is to hug him and start praying for the devil to get out of his body in Jesus' name as he continues to hit her. While I respect Fran's religion, I'm appalled at his violent behavior, concerned that he will grow up thinking it's OK to hit people, and I think this should be handled differently. ...

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