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China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader

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China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of th

The Power Is In Your Hands: How Success Is Just A Series Of Good Choices

The Power Is In Your Hands: How Success Is Just A Series Of Good Choices

Choices: We make them every day, every second. We choose what to wear, whom we affiliate with, how we act and react. Most people don’t seem to realize it, but where you are in your life as a young adult is no longer from the trickle effect of the hand that you were dealt a

Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Areas

International Students.

International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that students from fast-growing foreign economies can also be important anchors in building global connections between their hometowns abroad a

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Bank Hack.

What happened?

Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in de

Time to reconsider cops' 'deadly force'?

Cops Deadly Force.

Several recent high-profile cases involving cops who have shot civilians have acquainted us with the nuances of self-defense, deadly force and the standard of "reasonable fear of imminent great bodily harm or death."

This is the threshold for justifiable homicide for civi

China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader

China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader

China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen." In setting tight limits on how far electoral reforms can go in Hong Kong, Beijing issued its firmest reminder yet that it's still in charge despite the substantial...

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The Power Is In Your Hands: How Success Is Just A Series Of Good Choices

The Power Is In Your Hands: How Success Is Just A Series Of Good Choices

Choices: We make them every day, every second. We choose what to wear, whom we affiliate with, how we act and react. Most people don’t seem to realize it, but where you are in your life as a young adult is no longer from the trickle effect of the hand that you were dealt as a child. It is the direct result and culmination of all the choices that you have made up until this point in...

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Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Areas

Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Areas

International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that students from fast-growing foreign economies can also be important anchors in building global connections between their hometowns abroad and their U.S. metropolitan destinations,” said Neil Ruiz, author of a new report released today by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, The Geography of Foreign Students in the United States: Origins and Destinations. As Ruiz said, “With knowledge of both...

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Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

What happened? Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in deep enough to delete or manipulate bank records. Does this affect me? As a consumer, not yet. Customer bank accounts are often insured by the bank in the event of a cyberattack. Check with your bank. But business...

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Time to reconsider cops' 'deadly force'?

Time to reconsider cops' 'deadly force'?

Several recent high-profile cases involving cops who have shot civilians have acquainted us with the nuances of self-defense, deadly force and the standard of "reasonable fear of imminent great bodily harm or death." This is the threshold for justifiable homicide for civilians, and so far it has also been the focus of the inquiry into whether Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately in firing his gun in the direction of Michael Brown and killing...

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Half A Million More Americans To Get Health Care As GOP Gov Caves

Half A Million More Americans To Get Health Care As GOP Gov Caves

Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia. Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to purchase private insurance. The plan allows some low-income individuals to be charged premiums for coverage, and permits the number of available benefit plans to be reduced from 14 to two -- a "high-risk" option and...

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Data Shows Duality of Asian America: High Income, High Poverty

Data Shows Duality of Asian America: High Income, High Poverty

“The data on income and poverty show the dual-nature of how our community is doing,” said University of California Riverside Public Policy Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan about the Income and Poverty fact sheet he co-authored for the Center for American Progress and AAPIData. “On the one hand, you have high-skill immigrants and their children who are doing very well in terms of income. At the same time, we also have many others, particularly refugee populations and many...

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Protesters clash with Pakistan police, s…

01-09-2014

Protesters clash with Pakistan police, storm TV

Antigovernment protesters briefly force the state TV channel off the air as they clashed with police.... Read more

Paris suburb building blast death toll r…

01-09-2014

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 7

PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after... Read more

Kiev: Ukraine soldiers in battle with Ru…

01-09-2014

Kiev: Ukraine soldiers in battle with Russian tanks in Lugansk

Ukrainian troops on Monday were battling a Russian tank contingent in the eastern city of Lugansk, Kiev said, accusing Moscow's army units of moving into... Read more

Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on v…

01-09-2014

Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

Pro-democracy lawmakers disrupt a Beijing official's speech on tightly limited voting reforms.... Read more

Technology News

Best mobile games of August 2014

01-09-2014

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in August 2014.... Read more

​Apple teams with top credit cards for i…

31-08-2014

Apple is partnering with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard on a mobile wallet system expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9,... Read more

Alibaba IPO planned for week of Sept. 8,…

31-08-2014

The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the U.S. the very same week Apple is expected to bring us... Read more

Will Apple's iWatch actually be called i…

31-08-2014

We're already used to the concept of smartwatches. Is that one reason why Apple will not call its rumored new gadget a watch?... Read more

Business News

America's National Parks: Scenic but Som…

31-08-2014

America’s national parks draw hundreds of millions of visitors each year but occasionally serve as a reminder that Mother Nature is unforgiving.... Read more

Some Labor Day Deals Aren't Such Steals

30-08-2014

While retailers are offering deep discounts on summer inventory like grills and patio furniture, there are fewer bargains to be found with in-season items like... Read more

Climate Hack? Greenhouse Gases Converted…

30-08-2014

A technology to convert carbon dioxide and methane into plastic is emerging as one potential market-driven method for fighting global climate change.... Read more

High Price: Get Ready to Spend More on Y…

29-08-2014

Drought conditions have spikes prices for many Barbecue staples, but that doesn't mean Labor Day revelers need to go hungry over the weekend.... Read more

Sports News

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta s…

31-08-2014

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout (Yahoo Sports)

Kasey Kahne's ''downer'' year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the... Read more

Tony Stewart's return to race track ends…

31-08-2014

Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early (Yahoo Sports)

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.... Read more

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open…

31-08-2014

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters (Yahoo Sports)

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova,... Read more

Patriots trade Mallett to Texans (Yahoo …

31-08-2014

Patriots trade Mallett to Texans (Yahoo Sports)

Jimmy Garoppolo will be carrying a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots' sideline this season. The Patriots traded former Brady backup... Read more

Health News

New Drug May Revolutionize Heart Failure…

31-08-2014

The experimental drug cut the risk of death and hospitalization due to heart failure by 20 percent, according to a study released Saturday.... Read more

Cost of Cutting: Why Surgery Prices Are …

31-08-2014

The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years amid new tech and medical monopolies.... Read more

7 new tricks to banish late-night food c…

31-08-2014

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or... Read more

Big Box Health Care: Checkup for the Pri…

29-08-2014

Wal-Mart is taking an aggressive tack, with in-store branded clinics offering primary health care at a price competitors may find hard to match.... Read more

Political News

Ferguson's Hard Truth: Obama Hasn't Ende…

31-08-2014

America’s racial divide not only remains but has deepened in some ways over the last six years, despite hopes President Obama’s election would usher in a “post-racial” America.... Read more

A New Chapter for Meet the Press

31-08-2014

A revealing look at Chuck Todd, the new moderator of MTP, from those who know him best.... Read more

Chuck Todd on MTP: Don't Hate Politics, …

31-08-2014

New moderator of Meet the Press explains why politics should be everyone's passion.... Read more

Dianne Feinstein Extended MTP Interview

31-08-2014

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein’s, D-Calif., full interview from Meet the Press where she discusses the threat from the terror group ISIS, Russian relations and Vladimir Putin, and more.... Read more