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Securing release of three U.S. detainees in North Korea is a top priority: White House
The White House said on Monday it was continuing to do all that it can to secure the release of three Americans detained in North Korea, after they made a televised appeal for help from the U.S. The three spoke to the cable channel CNN on Monday, with one of the prisoners saying his health was failing and another describing his situation as “urgent.” “We have seen the reports of interviews with the three American citizens detained in North Korea,” Patrick Ventrell, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said in a statement. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:19:00 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:23:04 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

This Oct. 2, 2013, file photo shows Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., as she protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles. The election of 2014 is an election of contradictions. A surly electorate holds President Barack Obama in low regard and gives Congress even worse marks, yet for all their anger, a historic few are motivated enough to vote and those that do are poised to "keep the bums in." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:32:35 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. Global stock markets were muted Thursday Aug. 28, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LONDON (AP) — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:34:45 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row — and at a 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:51:27 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Conte isn't sending a message to Balotelli

New Italy soccer team coach Antonio Conte answers a reporter's question during a media conference following a training session at Coverciano sports grounds, near Florence, Italy, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Italy is scheduled to play the Netherlands in a friendly soccer match in Bari, Italy, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy coach Antonio Conte was not trying to send a message to Mario Balotelli by leaving him off his first squad.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:02:34 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Anger over $40m jet for president of impoverished Niger

Niger President Issoufou Mahamadou arrives at the White House during the US Africa Leaders Summit on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DCThe government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40 million (30 million euros) presidential jet. The country's Defence Minister Karidjo Mahamadou confirmed the deal on Monday, saying it would help improve the "influence of our illustrious republic". The plane it is replacing -- also a Boeing 737 -- was bought in the 1970s by the country's former president Seyni Kountche.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:35:39 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Exodus from Hasakeh as Syria hunts jihadists

A fighter of the Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People looks through binoculars behind sand bags on October 19, 2013 in Derik, in the northeastern Hasakeh governorate on the border with Turkey and IraqRaids by Syrian forces hunting suspected Islamic State infiltrators in the northeast town of Hasakeh have sparked an exodus of more than 60,000 civilians in three days, a monitor said Monday. Hasakeh is split between zones controlled by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, Kurdish groups and militants from the radical IS group, which is sowing terror in both Syria and neighbouring Iraq. "No fewer than 60,000 residents have fled Hasakeh's Ghuiran district since Friday, after air raids by regime forces," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The regime claims there are IS fighters in the neighbourhood, and that's why they are bombarding it," its chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:37:22 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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My Banned Word Holiday Rant

My Banned Word Holiday RantAccording to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our...


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:44 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
10 Steps to Getting a Raise

10 Steps to Getting a RaiseIf you are afraid to ask for a raise, you are not alone. Most people, no matter how self-confident they are, feel quite anxious about this issue. But good work should be rewarded and most companies know that great talent is hard to come by and turn over costs are expensive. If you're doing an outstanding job, your bosses will do what it takes...


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:45:34 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate InternetIran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. ...


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:46:31 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied on

Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied onThe last time, a man named Christopher Chaney illegally accessed more than 50 email accounts to steal nude photos and was later rewarded with 10 years in prison. Take some of the members of Reddit, for example. If you're not familiar with Reddit, this is the best way I know how to describe it: it's an "anything goes" online message board where the loudest voices belong to misogynistic trolls who value anonymity over decency. In reality, "anything goes" is a bit of hyperbole, since the site does have two major rules: no child porn, and no posting "personal information." And because Reddit is a special place, its ban on posting personal information will protect you unless you happen to be an attractive woman that lots of people want to see naked.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:56:52 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Astros fire manager Porter and bench coach

MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers(Reuters) - The struggling Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley on Monday, bringing in Tom Lawless as the interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season. Houston has gone 59-79 this season and lies fourth in the American League West standings with only state rivals, the Texas Rangers, below them. "Bo's passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:23 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Blood brothers jumping through hoops at world champs

Slovenia's guard Goran Dragic (R) vies with Mexico's forward David Meza during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships in Gran Canaria on August 31, 2014Playing for Slovenia at the Basketball World Cup means a lot to Goran Dragic. Slovenia have won their opening two matches in Group D and the Dragic brothers have been flying up and down the court averaging a combined 35.5 points per game. Slovenia is a country of just over two million people, making it the smallest country participating at the World Cup. With Goran and Zoran playing well and great fan support, Slovenia have a lot of momentum at the championships.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:43:52 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

Director Ami Canaan Mann poses for photographers during the photo call for the movie Jackie and Ryan at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:47:56 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million
CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:37:58 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Science | view all science news
Labor Day in Space: A Weightless Holiday for US Astronauts

Labor Day in Space: A Weightless Holiday for US AstronautsRight now, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson commands the International Space Station with fellow American Reid Wiseman serving as a flight engineer. The pair forms one-third of the space station's six-man Expedition 40 crew, with three Russian cosmonauts and European Space Agency astronaut rounding out the crew. "The entire six-man crew of Expedition 40 will have an off-duty day with only their exercise and one or two maintenance activities scheduled," NASA spokesman Daniel Huot told Space.com in an email. Swanson and Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev from the Russian Space Agency are due to return to Earth on Sept. 10, while Wiseman, Maxim Suraev from the Russian Space Agency and Alexander Gerst from ESA will remain in orbit until November.


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:16:29 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Americans Are Eating Healthier, Study Finds
Americans are eating a modestly healthier diet now than they were a decade ago, but the gap in diet quality between the rich and the poor has widened, a new study finds. In an opinion article published with the new findings, Dr. Takehiro Sugiyama, of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, and Dr. Martin F. Shapiro, of the University of California, Los Angeles, proposed solutions that they said could help reduce the diet quality gap between the rich and the poor. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:18:11 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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India's Cipla launches copy of GSK's top asthma drug in Germany, Sweden
India's Cipla Ltd has launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden that is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Advair, a move that will further dent sales of the British firm's top-selling product. Cipla's drug will be marketed under the name Serrofloin in Germany and Salmeterol/Fluticasone Cipla in Sweden, the Mumbai-based company said in a statement on Monday. In December, Denmark became the first European country to approve for sale a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's $8 billion-a-year Advair, and analysts have been expecting more such approvals. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:28 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total
Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating a contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country. Patrick Sawyer, the first case, came in from Liberia, then collapsed at Lagos airport on July 20. The shift to Port Harcourt shows how easily containment efforts can be undermined. -- read full article
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:45:23 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Law | view all law news
Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:16:59 EST - CNN.com - Law
Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:42:28 EST - CNN.com - Law
Travel | view all travel news
Deluxe lodge connects guests and America's mustangs
The symbol of the American West is both worshiped and condemned -- one eco sanctuary hopes to provide a partial solution.
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:05:37 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
15 funniest (English) travel books ever written
Because a sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture.
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:32:55 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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