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Dow, S&P 500 edge to new records

Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,811.92, down a scant 3.02 pointNew York (AFP) - The Dow and S&P 500 Wednesday edged higher to new records following a stream of mixed US economic data.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:13:10 -0500 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year. -- read full article
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:16:28 -0500 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. Images showing combinations of data and graphics were collected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:42:22 -0500 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

Vehicles cruise under light snowfall, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The northern New Jersey region is expected to be hit by a snowstorm, which will cause problems for those traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:07 -0500 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Morgan State nips Liberty 51-50 with late hoop
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Cedric Blossom scored 20 points and Donte Pretlow hit the game-winner with 3 seconds left as Morgan State edged Liberty 51-50 on Wednesday for third place in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge. -- read full article
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:57:47 -0500 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Canada radio host Ghomeshi faces sexual assault charges

Former syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi is charged with sexual assault after several women came forward with abuse allegations that led to his recent firing by Canada's public broadcasterFormer syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi was charged Wednesday with sexual assault after several women came forward with abuse allegations that led to his recent firing by Canada's public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, turned himself in to face the charges -- four counts of sexual assault and one of choking, according to a Toronto police statement. Ghomeshi's arrest came a day after he withdrew a Can$55 million (US$49 million) lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for wrongful dismissal. The case triggered an uproar in Canada, leading to an urgent public debate on sexual violence in society, as well as a rise in the number of complaints -- including by two parliamentarians against two fellow lawmakers.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:59:42 -0500 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Protests across US as troops deployed in Ferguson

Thousands march in protest November 25, 2014 on the streets of Washington, DC, one day after a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer for the killing of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, MissouriProtest marches sprang up across the United States on Tuesday, and police battled to stifle another night of unrest in Ferguson, ground zero of America's latest racially-charged riots. Violence erupted in the St Louis, Missouri suburb for a second night, after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in August. Windows were smashed at city hall, a police car was set on fire and protesters pelted police with rocks, bottles, chunks of concrete and a Molotov cocktail, St Louis County police said. Demonstrators also threw bottles appearing to contain urine, said county police chief Jon Belmar.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:17:10 -0500 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
US jobless claims rise

Job seekers line up to meet with a recruiter for the Hayward Unified School District during a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward, California on April 24, 2013Washington (AFP) - New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but kept within the recent low range that suggests a modestly improving jobs market, according to official data released Wednesday.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:14 -0500 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Microsoft believed to be company levied $137M in China tax case

Microsoft believed to be company levied $137M in China tax caseA company identified only as "M" in a China news story owes $137 million for back taxes, according to a report.>


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:53:16 -0500 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apple to kill off iPhone 5C production next year, report says

Apple to kill off iPhone 5C production next year, report saysProduction of the lower-cost iPhone will cease during the middle of 2015, claims Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times.>


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:16:30 -0500 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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The 20 best Black Friday deals

The 20 best Black Friday dealsBlack Friday is right around the corner, and there are plenty of great deals to be had. We've been covering the deals for weeks now, but if you want to cut through the mess and just score the best deals you can find, you've come to the right place.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:15:45 -0500 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday season

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday seasonPeople want electronics for the holidays now more than ever, with tablets and smartphones being some of the most popular gifts to get. While seemingly everyone wants an iPhone or iPad, there are other devices that are just as good. With the National Retail Federation showing that the average person will spend more than $800 this year for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, it’s important to make sure every dollar counts. As such, there are quite a few devices that aren’t worth your time and you should avoid buying for anyone, including your mortal enemies. Here are three phones to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. DON’T MISS: Amazon’s crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now –


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:20:04 -0500 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Reed to replace Furyk at Tiger's comeback event

Patrick Reed of Team US putts on the seventeenth green during the singles matches at Gleneagles in Scotland, on September 28, 2014, during the 2014 Ryder Cup competitionPatrick Reed, a three-time winner on the USPGA Tour last season, was named Wednesday to replace fellow-American Jim Furyk in next week's World Challenge charity event hosted by Tiger Woods. Former world number one Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the all-time record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus, has not played since the PGA Championship last August as he recovers from back injuries that sidelined him for most of 2014. Woods is a five-time winner of the event, in which Zach Johnson is defending champion.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:24:26 -0500 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Heady days of 2012 a distant memory for struggling RG3

NFL: Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ersBy Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - A little over two years ago, Robert Griffin III embarked on his rookie season in the National Football League under a heavy weight of expectation as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. The player nicknamed RG3 rose impressively to the occasion as he led the Washington Redskins to a division title with a 10-6 mark before injuring his knee in a playoff loss to Seattle that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation. ...


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:03:47 -0500 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Garcia Marquez family explains archive decision

FILE - This undated file photo shows Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at an undisclosed location. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center has acquired Marquez's archive. The writer died on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository.


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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:10:46 -0500 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Sia lights up Australian music industry awards

Boy Band 5 Seconds of Summer arrive for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in Sydney, Australia Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)SYDNEY (AP) — Sia and her "Chandelier" lit up Australia's Aria music awards, even without appearing on stage.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:48:10 -0500 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Thanksgiving Nor'easter Seen from Space (Photos, Video)

Thanksgiving Nor'easter Seen from Space (Photos, Video)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather satellites captured the beginning of the nor'easter that is expected to wreak havoc for Thanksgiving travelers today (Nov. 26) with rain and snow. The video shows another group of clouds blowing over the Northeast on Sunday (Nov. 23) and Monday, but the Thanksgiving storm starts to take shape farther south, following a curved path that dips all the way down to Mexico. The National Weather Association said in a statement that this will be a rapidly moving storm, and that most of the precipitation will fall in a 12-hour time frame. The storm is already dropping rain on Florida and will reach Canada's eastern provinces by Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 27).


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:29:44 -0500 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing

Welcoming the Era of In-Space ManufacturingMike Snyder, lead engineer for the company Made In Space, which designed and built the 3D printer currently aboard the International Space Station, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. At this moment, if the space station absolutely needs a part that the 3D printer can build, I can start producing the part onboard the ISS within minutes — from my chair in California. The 3D printer can build files that are created after launch and sent to orbit when needed. Our printer is part of the NASA-funded 3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration, which is setting out to characterize the performance and demonstrate the functions of additive manufacturing in orbit.


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:01:27 -0500 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

Ebola virus discoverer Piot addresses a news conference at the United Nations after an informal consultation at the WHO in GenevaBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the scientists who first identified the Ebola virus almost 40 years ago, said the outbreak was far from over, but said that "thanks to now massive efforts at all levels" what had been an exponential growth in numbers should soon begin to recede. ...


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:36 -0500 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola

Health workers put on protective gear outside a mosque before disinfecting it, in BamakoBy Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West African artists have urged heads of state holding a French-speaking nations' summit in Dakar this weekend to take action to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region. The rare tropical disease has infected more than 15,000 people in West Africa since it was first recorded in Guinea in March. More than 5,000 people have died from the virus, which causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and internal bleeding. ...


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:44:40 -0500 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
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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
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TSA seizes guns, crossbows one day before Thanksgiving
Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely seize it, and you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:06:47 EST - CNN.com - Travel
TSA seizes guns, crossbows
Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely seize it, and you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:10:54 EST - CNN.com - Travel
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