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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

September 12, 2014 - 3:09pm

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

September 12, 2014 - 2:43pm

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

September 12, 2014 - 2:43pm

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

September 12, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

September 12, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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10 Arrested In Pakistan Over 2012 Attack On Malala Yousafzai

September 12, 2014 - 2:22pm

The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.

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10 Arrested In Pakistan Over 2012 Attack On Malala Yousafzai

September 12, 2014 - 2:22pm

The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.

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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

September 12, 2014 - 1:12pm

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

September 12, 2014 - 12:44pm

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

September 12, 2014 - 12:15pm

The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

September 12, 2014 - 12:07pm

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

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Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

September 12, 2014 - 11:44am

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

September 12, 2014 - 11:21am

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

September 12, 2014 - 11:14am

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.

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Your Email Double: A Classic Digital Dilemma

September 12, 2014 - 11:11am

The perils of mistaken email identity.

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Northern Ireland Unionist Hard-Liner Ian Paisley Dies At 88

September 12, 2014 - 9:33am

The Protestant cleric who bitterly opposed the IRA later forged an unlikely friendship with senior Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

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Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared With 4 Years Ago

September 12, 2014 - 9:07am

Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

September 12, 2014 - 9:03am

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Pair Of F/A-18s Crash In Western Pacific Ocean, U.S. Navy Says

September 12, 2014 - 8:16am

One pilot has been rescued and the search continues for the other after the two warplanes from the USS Carl Vinson went down.

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Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

September 12, 2014 - 8:13am

President Obama says the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State would be similar to how it targets al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. But both countries are deeply unstable.

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