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German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma Aldrich

US News and World Report - 1 hour 1 min ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion.
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Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

US News and World Report - 1 hour 5 min ago
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 Gaza war truce.
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Engineers call for national approach to flooding

US News and World Report - 1 hour 10 min ago
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.
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Buggin' Out: the Case for Eating Insects

US News and World Report - 1 hour 12 min ago
If you haven't snacked on a grasshopper lately, you're missing out on a hefty dose of nutrition.
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International Students Give Graduate Schools an Enrollment Boost

US News and World Report - 1 hour 12 min ago
Students from abroad represented one in five newly enrolled graduate students in fall 2013, according to one report.
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Secret Service Reviews Procedures After White House Breach

US News and World Report - 1 hour 14 min ago
Two security incidents at the White House prompt review of procedures.
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Cowboys, Eagles and Ravens pull off comebacks wins

US News and World Report - 1 hour 25 min ago
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys were big-time comeback kids in Week 3 of the NFL season.
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Camera test: The iPhone 6 still won't beat a DSLR -- but it's close

Macworld - 1 hour 27 min ago

While I don’t have any formal photography training, to say that I enjoy taking pictures is an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with digital photography and filmmaking ever since I picked up my first Olympus 2-megapixel camera, and that love has carried me through years of point-and-shoots, DSLRs, and phones.

Now, I think the world of my Canon Rebel and its 40mm pancake lens. I’ve gotten some incredible pictures from that camera. But the more I carry around my iPhone 6, the more I’m convinced that its days of hanging out in my bag are almost over. Because the iPhone 6 is a mighty fine camera, indeed.

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Get to know iOS 8: Family Sharing sets your iTunes purchases free

Macworld - 1 hour 42 min ago

Convenient though Apple’s online media emporiums may be, one convenience they lacked was an easy way to share purchased apps, music, and books among family members. To share an app purchased by Mom with little Leonidas, you had to sign out of one iTunes account on the tot’s iPod touch, sign in with Mom’s ID, and download her copy. Thanks to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature, that may no longer be necessary. Here’s how the new system works.

Setting up Family Sharing

On a device running iOS, 8 tap Settings > iCloud > Set Up Family Sharing. A Family Sharing window appears that outlines the benefits of this scheme. Those benefits include the ability to share purchased music, movies, books, and eligible apps. (Currently, many apps are not yet eligible.) You can also share photos and videos in an automatically created Family photo stream; share your location with family members; schedule events in a just-as-automatically created Family calendar; and help family members find their missing devices. Tap the blue Get Started link to begin the setup process.

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Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

US News and World Report - 2 hours 10 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).
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Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

US News and World Report - 2 hours 50 min ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.
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A's trying to hold on amid extended slump

US News and World Report - 3 hours 5 min ago
There's only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.
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Cowboys erase 21-point deficit, beat Rams 34-31

US News and World Report - 3 hours 20 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — DeMarco Murray fell short of expectations, at least against the St. Louis Rams. For the fourth straight game, he lost a fumble, too.
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Total Cuts Production Outlook

WSJ US News - 3 hours 22 min ago
French oil major Total reduced its medium-term production forecast and said it was in talks with Chinese banks to help fund a major project in Russia as Western sanctions tighten.
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Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

US News and World Report - 3 hours 26 min ago
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms, the start of a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.
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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

US News and World Report - 3 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
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South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

US News and World Report - 3 hours 35 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parks service says three of its employees were arrested in connection with rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve.
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NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

US News and World Report - 3 hours 36 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.
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Norway to Sell Cermaq to Mitsubishi

WSJ US News - 3 hours 36 min ago
Norway's government said it is prepared to sell its majority stake in Oslo-listed salmon farmer Cermaq ASA to Mitsubishi Corp., in a deal valuing the company at 8.88 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.40 billion).
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Siemens Sells Joint Venture Stake

WSJ US News - 3 hours 39 min ago
German engineering group Robert Bosch will purchase Siemens AG's 50% stake in its household appliances joint venture for €3 billion ($3.85 billion).
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