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A screen with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s stock price is pictured on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall...
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This photo shows the first French air strikes over Iraq on Friday. Photo by France’s Ministry of Defense French attack planes on Friday destroyed fuel depots and ammunitions on an Iraqi military installation run by the Sunni extremist group that...
Mom forgets her insulin shot. Dad loses the utility bills. A foot slides in the bathtub. The stove top is left burning. Too often, it’s the little slip-ups that end in disastrous consequences for aging relatives. And while the vast majority of...
The ecstasy: Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a “Better Together” event in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images Scottish citizens awoke today — if they ever went to...
Dalton Debrick died of alcohol poisoning before his first day of classes at Texas Tech University. Late last month, police responded to a noise complaint at an off-campus residence near Texas Tech University. Among the party-goers celebrating the...