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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Unisys Corp. rose 22.8 percent to $23.80. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. rose 14.0 percent to $39.32. Cliffs Natural Resources ...

  • Ottawa police confirm multiple suspects in parliament shooting

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Ottawa police are looking for multiple suspects in the shooting incidents on Wednesday near the Canadian war memorial and nearby Parliament Hill, a spokesman said. A Canadian soldier was shot at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a gunman was shot and killed in a nearby parliament building, media and witnesses reported. But buildings remained locked down. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; writing by Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

  • Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save him
    Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save him

    Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient. “The team here,” he said, his lip quivering as tears welled up, “worked their tails off trying to save his life.”

  • Two World War II Battle Ships Discovered Off North Carolina
    Two World War II Battle Ships Discovered Off North Carolina

    Two World War II vessels that sunk within moments of each other 72 years ago have been rediscovered on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, resting only a few hundred yards apart. The Allied merchant freighter Bluefields and the German U-boat U-576 went down on July 15, 1942, part of the larger Battle of the Atlantic that raged throughout the war. The shipwrecks were found by a team of researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. "We have discovered an important battle site that is part of the Battle of the Atlantic," Joe Hoyt, a NOAA sanctuary scientist and chief scientist for the expedition, said in a statement.

  • Why Stocks Suddenly Look as Good as They Have in Years
    Why Stocks Suddenly Look as Good as They Have in Years

    Over the past week, the stock market has gone from full-fledged panic to a powerful rebound. The S&P 500 has moved back over its 200-day moving average. The Russell 2000 small-cap index, which led the ...

  • Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb
    Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

    Thessaloniki (Greece) (AFP) - The head of a near-intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, northern Greece, the culture ministry announced.

  • Have We Reached Peak ISIS?
    Have We Reached Peak ISIS?

    Gone are the days when ISIS could take down cities in an instant. Now the extremist movement is bogged down in a small Syrian town. Has the West found the way to beat the group back?

  • Ukraine leader's bloc holds election lead, Tymoshenko threatened: poll

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko's bloc holds a big lead ahead of Ukraine's election on Sunday while a rising populist party looks set to take second place, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. A surge in support for the Radical Party of populist Oleh Lyashko, the champion of government troops and scourge of super-wealthy oligarchs, threatens former prime minister Julia Tymoshenko's chances of winning a seat in the new parliament, according to the survey by the Democratic Initiative Foundation. ...

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