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U.S. General: Putin May "Light a Fire" He Can't Put Out

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Market Basket Employees to Hold "Grand Finale" Rally

Market Basket protestors in Massachusetts will rally Friday morning in a "grand finale" protest, as the employees' walkout grinds on and the chorus of calls for the company to reinstate its ousted CEO grows louder, New England Cable News reported. According to the Save Market Basket Facebook page, the rally will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Tewksbury Market Basket on Main Street. Employees are angry over the firing and replacement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin after decades of bitter feuding. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 6:57 PM

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven hours may be the best amount. Those who sleep seven hours, not more or less, tend to do better on memory tests and live longer. But shaving just 20 minutes off of that can impair brain function. Teenagers, however, need about as much sleep as a toddler, while older adults require the least amount of sleep. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:33 PM

8 Days, 3 Plane Crashes, More Than 450 Likely Dead

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

American Airlines to Resume Israel Flights

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Inside the Botched Execution of Arizona Killer

Convicted murderer Joseph Wood died while his attorney and an Arizona judge were in the middle of an emergency phone hearing trying to decide whether or not stopping his execution would cause him more pain. The emergency hearing was prompted by the fact that Wood was still "gasping, snorting, and unable to breathe and not dying" well into his execution, his lawyer said. Wednesday's execution took nearly two hours to complete, with a member of the medical team checking eight times to see if the double-murderer was still alive, state officials said. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Fukushima Monkeys Show Signs of Radiation Exposure

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Democratic Senator Plagiarized College Thesis: NY Times

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Doubts Arise on Report That ISIS Ordered FGM

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Israeli Missile Hits UN School in Gaza, Killing 15

At least 15 people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in Gaza were killed on Thursday when an Israeli missile struck a compound housing a United Nations-operated school, officials said. At least 150 people were injured at the school in Beit Hanoun. The latest strike is the fourth time a U.N. refugee agency has been hit in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the shelling and said both sides must stop fighting and enter into dialogue. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Stocks Rise on Strong Facebook, Ford Earnings, Jobless Numbers

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Russian Cossack Leader Eyed in Jet Shootdown

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Australia Ready to Send Officers to Guard Jet Crash Site

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:53 PM

116 Feared Dead After Jet Wreckage Found in Mali

Wreckage from a commercial jetliner that disappeared over west Africa carrying 116 people, nearly half from France, has been found in Mali, in what is the third major international aviation disaster in a week, NBC News and the Associated Press reported. Algeria-bound Air Algerie Flight AH5017 vanished from radar about 50 minutes after it took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, according to the Algerian Press Service. Burnt human remains and wreckage from the plane were found by rescuers and locals about 31 miles from Mali's border with Burkina Faso. Separatist violence in the area may hamper an eventual investigation. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Pope Blesses Christian Mom Who Fled Sudan