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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Bankrate Inc. fell 13.7 percent to $11.92. Noranda Aluminum Holdings Corp. fell 8.3 percent to $5.16. Douglas ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile ...

  • Rosetta team picks spot for historic comet landing
    Rosetta team picks spot for historic comet landing

    By Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists identified on Monday the point on the surface of a comet, known as "Site J," where they aim to land a probe in what would be a historic breakthrough for their decade-long project. The probe or lander will be dispatched from the Rosetta spacecraft, which was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2004 and has been tracking comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on its trip around the sun. ...

  • 5 Jonestown victims among names released

    DOVER, Delaware (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home.

  • Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard
    Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard

    Never in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well.

  • How to throw away a fortune
    How to throw away a fortune

    Ready to waste money? Here are some surefire strategies.

  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
    Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

  • N. Korea jails US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour
    N. Korea jails US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller becomes the second American serving a hard labour prison term in the North amid accusations that Pyongyang is using them to extract political concessions from Washington. A photo of the evidence table showed what appeared to be Miller's ripped-up visa, as well as his US passport, a tablet computer and a smartphone. - Plea for help - The verdict came after Miller and the two other US detainees, Kenneth Bae and Jeffrey Fowle, pleaded for Washington's help in a televised interview with CNN in Pyongyang.

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