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  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.13 or .4 percent, to $31.04. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.08 or .1 percent, to $71.94. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $2.22 ...

  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US
    Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally."

  • Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
    Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?

  • Flight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to Florida, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive — just upset over the recent death of her two dogs.

  • Apple says celebrity photo breach targeted, not due to its systems
    Apple says celebrity photo breach targeted, not due to its systems

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday the online posting of intimate photos of Hollywood celebrities were targeted attacks on their iCloud accounts and that none of the cases it investigated had resulted from a direct breach of its systems. Apple's response came after the photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers emerged over the Labor Day Weekend. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone." The breach comes as Apple prepares to launch a new iPhone next week and, more importantly, as smartphones increasingly become the repository for far more sensitive healthcare, banking and other personal data.

  • How does a police department lose a Humvee?
    How does a police department lose a Humvee?

    Among the issues that Obama is likely to find is that the program lacks oversight and accountability. Once Pentagon weapons reach the 8,000 police departments that participate in the program, many of them in tiny towns, the federal government has little control over them. The departments are not allowed to sell or dispose of any of the 1033 program's “controlled” items, which include small arms and tactical vehicles. An agency in each state takes over responsibility for checking the inventory once a year and reporting anything missing to the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide
    Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.

  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.

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