Publication: USA Today

First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 2 reports

Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.The family has been tracking the influx of packages on its Facebook page ... [Published USA Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 1 reports

BSkyB to buy Fox's Italy, German pay-TV assets

BSkyB said Friday it had entered into a deal to buy all of the stake in 21st Century Fox's Sky Italia and 57.4% of its interest in Sky Deutschland.The well-telegraphed move would give pay TV provider BSkyB — which is 39% owned by Fox — a dominant position ... [Published USA Today - 3 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

2 killed, 20 injured in tornado at VA campground

A tornado touched down on a campground in Northampton County in Virginia, killing two and injuring at least 20, according to police. Workers from the campground say panic and chaos quickly overtook the site early Tuhrsday morning. ... [Published USA Today - 19 hours ago]
Entities: Tornado, Chaos, killing, Workers
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Dempsey: Putin may light fire and lose control

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey touched on the ongoing situation in Ukraine, including talks with NATO allies about increasing readiness. (July 25) ... [Published USA Today - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets

Thousands of dogs, cats and other pets die in house fires every year. But a Virginia woman is trying to better their odds of survival, by getting specially-designed oxygen masks into the hands of first responders all across the country. (July 25) ... [Published USA Today - 5 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

U.S. flights to Israel resume after ban lifted

Flights by U.S. air carriers that serve Israel are resuming after a two-day hiatus. At Newark International airport in New Jersey, there was a sense of relief as many passengers were glad to be on their way. (July 24) ... [Published USA Today - 14 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Activists are shaking up these companies

William Ackman’s vow to hammer Herbalife a death blow didn’t go anywhere. But that doesn’t mean investors can ignore the actions of activists.Activists are having a pretty good — albeit not great — year. So far this year, shareholder activists have announced ... [Published USA Today - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

Arizona execution takes 2 hours, brings back debate

It took nearly two hours for convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III to die by lethal injection Wednesday. It usually takes about 10 minutes. The Arizona execution puts the spotlight on continued concerns over the treatment of death row inmates. ... [Published USA Today - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Death Row, Murderer, Wood
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Mont. Sen. Walsh: PTSD a factor in thesis 'mistake'

This post has been updated:Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., says he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used unattributed material in a research paper for his master’s degree.The senator also said he was dealing with the suicide of a ... [Published USA Today - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

GM earnings tumble on $1.2B recall charge

General Motors reported net income of $200 million in the second quarter after a $1.2 billion charge for the cost of recalls in the quarter.That's well off from net of $1.2 billion a year earlier, when it had just $100 million in recall expense.GM also ... [Published USA Today - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Save of the Day: Huge savings on tablets and textbooks

In my continued search to save you money and find great deals, it's all about tablets and text book bargains today. The average student in our region will spend at least $1,200 on text books this year! Today I have resources to help you lock in the lowest ... [Published USA Today - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Obama's day: California fundraising

President Obama has a busy day of fundraising on Wednesday in an effort to help Democrats in November's midterm elections.But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insists that still leaves plenty of time in between for the president to receive national ... [Published USA Today - Jul 23 2014]

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...To change that, state and local governments must embrace alternatives "allowing more choices, allowing for vouchers, allowing for charter schools, and just sort of admitting that there are good public schools and bad public schools."
"Every day, approximately 100,000 flights take to the sky and land without incident," Tyler adds in his statement. "In 2013 more than three billion people flew and there were 210 fatalities. Regrettably, we have surpassed that number already this year. But even so, getting on an aircraft is still among the safest activities that one can do."
...In 2002, he famously said, " it should not be impossible to do the same with drugs."
...and financial entanglements between a dominant licensee and a so-called sidecar entity," said FCC media bureau chief William Lake in a statement. "The Media Bureau has demonstrated clearly that it will not allow such combined arrangements to undermine the local TV ownership rule, which is in place to ensure competition and diverse voices on the airwaves."

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