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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
A delegation began a visit to New York Monday to study the Big Apple's bid to host the Democratic National Convention ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.
After working to carry out President Barack Obama's foreign policy mission for four years as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is contrasting her vision for America's role in the world ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid.
Chiquita Brands gets buyout offer from Safra and Cutrale
Chiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about US$611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
U.S. scientists on Monday described new advances in making 3D brain-like tissue that can live for more than two months and allows real-time research on brain trauma, disease and recovery.
Film stars Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Halle Berry are among the first presenters announced for this month's Emmy Awards ceremony.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63
Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
90-year-old musicians still going strong in NYC
There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The actors were honored with several prizes at Sunday's fan-favorite extravaganza, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress for “Divergent” star Woodley. The pair was also awarded the surfboard-shaped trophy for choice movie lip-lock for their “Fault in Our Stars” smooch.
A monster earthquake that struck Chile in 2010 also unleashed minor “icequakes” in Antarctica nearly 4,700 kilometers to the south, scientists said on Sunday.
  
  
  
  
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