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(The Guardian) – Sky News cameraman was shot in Egypt after his flak jacket was confiscated 

September 5, 2015 wpanews 0

  Mick Deane was killed by a sniper in August 2013 after his crew’s bulletproof vests were seized at Cairo airport, colleague tells coroner’s court Sky News cameraman Mick Deane was killed by a sniper in Cairo in August 2013. Photograph: Sky News A veteran Sky News cameraman was shot dead in Egypt after the flak jacket that could have saved him was confiscated. Mick Deane, 61, was hit during […] READ MORE

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(fox news) – ‘One hell of a pillow fight’ West Point tradition turns violent; 24 concussions

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FILE 2014: Members of the graduating class listen to proceedings during commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point. (Reuters) An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets, including 24 who suffered concussions. Photos and video have circulated on social media showing the Aug. 20 brawl, which The New […] READ MORE

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(E! Online) – Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 to End with An Engagement?! Everything We Know Going Into the Finale 

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ABC/Rick Rowell There are just three days left before the Bachelor in Paradise finale, meaning we get just three more days of speculation before finally discovering who ends up together and who leaves Paradise in tears. We’ve seen previews of those tears, along with a lot of anger and a successful proposal, but we also know how all of the editors employed on this show are actual geniuses who can make […] READ MORE

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(daily beast) – Billionaire Wants to Build Refugee Island

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  Just the latest amazing and insane idea for housing Syria’s refugees. Earlier this week, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweeted out an idea he called “crazy.”He would buy an island, fill it with refugees, and then provide jobs and housing until they could return to their homeland—if they so chose.“Greece or Italy sell me an island, ill call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building […] READ MORE

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(USA Today) – Facebook’s WhatsApp hits 900 million users, aims for 1 billion

September 4, 2015 wpanews 0

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum photographed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he announces that WhatsApp has hit 900 million monthly active users.(Photo: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook) SAN FRANCISCO — WhatsApp has reached 900 million monthly active users, cementing Facebook’s dominance in mobile messaging. Facebook owns the world’s two most popular apps: WhatsApp, which it bought for billions, and its homegrown app, Facebook Messenger, which recently announced it has 700 million monthly active […] READ MORE

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(Computerworld) – Auction house puts pristine 39-year-old Apple-1 on the block 

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Auction house Bonhams will put a pristine Apple-1 personal computer on the block later this month, and has pegged the gavel price at between $300,000 and $500,000. Apple iPhone 6s rumors say it’s even bigger (release date in 2 weeks)Oh noes: The Apple iPhone 6s will be bigger than today’s iPhone. Confirming previous mutterings, Bonhams has experience selling vintage Apple-1 computers: One it sold last year went for the still-record […] READ MORE

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(CBSSports.com) – Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne runs over Chargers defender – 

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By Jared Dubin | Staff Writer Jarryd Hayne, the former Australian rugby star who has been in camp with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back, may or may not make the roster, but on Thursday night, he gave us one heck of a highlight. Wooooooo, boy. That’s some hit. Cornerback Lowell Rose is the recipient of the blow, by the way. He might be hurting right about now. […] READ MORE

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(NBC News) – Stock Market Turmoil: Dow Drops 272 Points After Opaque Jobs Report 

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U.S. stocks closed lower Friday after a mixed jobs report gave investors few clues about the Federal Reserve next move on interest rates. It was the second-worst week for the market so far this year. At the close, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 272.18 points, or 1.66 percent, to 16,102.58, the S&P 500 lost 29.89 points, or 1.53 percent, to 1,921.24 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 49.58 points, or […] READ MORE

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(Fortune) – Kraft Singles Recall 10 Times Larger Than Initially Thought – 

September 4, 2015 wpanews 0

by Benjamin Snyder @WriterSnyder Plastic film is a choking hazard. The Kraft Singles recall of the popular cheese slices just became about 10 times larger. What first included about 36,000 packages of the product recalled due to a sliver of plastic film staying attached to the cheese has now become over 335,000, according to the Associated Press. The plastic film presents a choking hazard and comes after the initial recall […] READ MORE

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(Reuters) – China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000

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President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 asChina held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory overJapan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. China’s confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington. Xi, speaking on a rostrum […] READ MORE

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(panthers.com) – Recap: Panthers 23, Steelers 6

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PITTSBURGH – Head coach Ron Rivera said he hoped the performance of his reserves in the preseason finale would make the team’s final roster decisions that much more difficult. Rivera may have gotten his wish. The Panthers cruised past the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-6, on Thursday night to finish the preseason with a 3-1 record. “It was a good showing. A lot of young guys did good things with their opportunities,” […] READ MORE

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(NBC News) – Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk, Held in Contempt and Ordered to Jail

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by ERIK ORTIZ, GABE GUTIERREZ and DANIELLA SILVA A Kentucky clerk is heading to jail after a judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples. Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, was found in contempt of court on Thursday morning by Judge David Bunning. Davis has said granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would “violate God’s definition of […] READ MORE