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What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

By BARBARA ORTUTAY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in...full story
updated 2015-08-28 11:42 PM
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A protestor stands on a mailbox outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Police stand in a line near protestors after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) A herd of buffalo crosses a road, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bethlehem, N.Y. About 15 of the animals got loose Thursday from a farm in the Rensselaer County town of Schodack, on the river's east bank a few miles southeast of Albany. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Marchers block the Pratt Street after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sumiteru Taniguchi, a survivor of the nuclear bombing at Nagasaki, Japan, participates in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A man, center, shields himself after being struck after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Street signs on a light post mark the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Survivors of the nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945 participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Protesters for Freddie Gray stand outside the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
By BARBARA ORTUTAY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in....Fullstory

2015-08-28 11:42 PM

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft
By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp, which has been seen floating over American sports events for generations, is retiring. But that big, cigar-shaped dirigible....Fullstory

2015-08-28 10:01 PM

Portuguese judges block surveillance law to fight terror

Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata. The judges declared the bill....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 PM

Greece's new prime minister to name caretaker cabinet

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, is to name the members of her....Fullstory

2015-08-28 03:01 PM

Toshiba Expands Line-up of High Power White LEDs for LED Lighting

Associated Press

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2015--Toshiba Corporation 's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the addition of 4 new products to its line-up of the....Fullstory

2015-08-28 01:01 PM

Colombia recalls ambassador in Venezuela for consultations

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manuel Santos has called in Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela for consultations amid a dispute involving the closing of a....Fullstory

2015-08-28 09:01 AM

Fuel thieves tap into pipelines in Mexico City

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Thieves drilled taps into fuel pipelines not far from downtown Mexico City in one of the most daring and dangerous of....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Google has rejected a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Panama's top court cancels questioned Italian radar contract

Associated Press

PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama's top court has canceled a $120 million government contract to purchase a radar system from Italian industrial giant Finmeccanica due....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Fetty Wap concert in New Jersey hometown draws hundreds

Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Hundreds of young people eager to see popular rap artist Fetty Wap at a free concert in his hometown of Paterson,....Fullstory

2015-08-28 09:01 AM

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets

Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of....Fullstory

2015-08-28 11:42 PM

Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: Time to Register for the Announcements of This Year

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2015--Time and date are set for the announcements of the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry as well as Sveriges Riksbank Prize....Fullstory

2015-08-28 09:01 PM

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese lawmakers have approved a law requiring large companies to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers. The law....Fullstory

2015-08-28 04:22 PM

Thailand Students Win Grand Prix?for Panasonic KWN Global Contest 2015

Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2015--Panasonic Corporation announced that Montfort College of Thailand won the Grand Prix for its video "Blind's Diary" in the Panasonic Kid....Fullstory

2015-08-28 02:42 PM

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina
By CAIN BURDEAU
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush returns Friday to New Orleans -- the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points --....Fullstory

2015-08-28 01:01 PM

Asia's Largest Business Partnering Event - Biotech Industry Key Players from 30 Countries to Gather at BioJapan 2015!

Associated Press

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 27, 2015--BioJapan 2015 will be held for three days from October 14th (Wed) to 16th (Fri), 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama. This Smart News Release....Fullstory

2015-08-28 09:01 AM

McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Polish official 'convinced' that mystery Nazi train exists

Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish cultural official says he is "convinced" of the existence of a Nazi train that has been missing for 70....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant
By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant next month. The Miss America Organization....Fullstory

2015-08-28 09:01 PM

'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish'
By LAURI NEFF
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends." The movie, out....Fullstory

2015-08-28 06:01 AM

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