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  • BlackBerry appoints new chief operating officer

    BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer. Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry ...

  • Tame inflation shows Yellen's Fed is not 'behind the curve'
    Tame inflation shows Yellen's Fed is not 'behind the curve'

    A muted consumer-price reading validated Fed Chair Janey Yellen's patient approach to boosting interest rates. And the dramatic drop in long-term Treasury yields show that, in the market's assessment, inflation is not an imminent threat.

  • Why the economy is worse than you think
    Why the economy is worse than you think

    Milken fellow and Wall Street strategist Komal Sri Kumar on why the economic picture isn't as rosy as it looks

  • Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin
    Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin

    A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Woman who stopped to save ducklings on highway gets $100 ticket

    A woman who stopped on a New Hampshire highway to help a group of ducklings whose mother had been struck and killed by a car was given a $100 ticket by state police for stopping on the median.

  • Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy
    Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

  • Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts
    Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighbouring Egypt, while U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and later with the Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank. Dealing a blow to Israel's economy already reeling from a spate of tourism cancellations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took the rare step of banning U.S. carriers from flying to or from Ben-Gurion International Airport for at least 24 hours after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the airport's fringes, injuring two people. Israel's flagship carrier El Al continued flights as usual.

  • Truck-Mounted Cannon Can Shoot Drones Out of the Sky
    Truck-Mounted Cannon Can Shoot Drones Out of the Sky

    The French multinational company Thales is building a huge truck-mounted gun that can autonomously shoot down drones, helicopters and missiles, according to the company's description of the weapon. Known as RAPIDFire, the 40-mm gun, mounted on a turret on wheels, can be fired "for self-defense purposes" while the vehicle is moving, the description states. The lethal weapon can fire up to 200 rounds per minute, and can target drones and other airborne vehicles as far away as 13,100 feet (4,000 meters), and infantry combat vehicles at a range of up to 8,200 feet (2,500 m).

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