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S&P 500 tops 2K -- but can't close above it

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:14pm
So much for the stock market rally coming to a screeching halt. The S&P 500 surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time ever on Monday morning -- but it failed to finish the day above the 2K mark. It closed a hair under 1,998.

Apple recalls iPhone 5 for battery woes

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:54pm
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Facebook to display less "click-bait"

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:48pm
In a move that will have repercussions for a wide array of media companies, Facebook is changing its all-important algorithms to discourage what it calls "click-baiting headlines."

Mullen Addresses Media In Weekly Press Conference

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:30pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen holds his weekly press conference Monday afternoons in the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:59pm
A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.

Taking the High Road to Scotland

Lifestyles - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:58pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - "Braveheart" or "Brigadoon"?

Depending on your age, either the Mel Gibson drama or the Gene Kelly movie musical, respectively, probably piqued your interest in Scotland. And why not? A country that battled England for its independence long before we did (it may finally get it this year through the ballot box), and one so gorgeous it makes grown men sing of "the heather on the hill" (at least on screen) will have that effect.

Today's Scotland, though, is what one writer calls "an eclectic blend of old world charm and new world glitz." And with the latest, all-inclusive Scottish Isles and Glens package from CIE Tours, which just received the prestigious Scotland's Heritage "International Tour Operator of the Year" award, your stay isn't limited to just the two major cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Not when there are all those grand castles, picturesque lochs, and friendly villages waiting to be explored.

Among the tour's highlights:

* The Isle of Iona. One word: otherworldly. That's the sensation you're left with from this holy place famous for its Celtic crosses and fully restored cathedral where 50 Scottish kings were buried during the Middle Ages.

* The 5,000-Year-Old Village of Skara Brae. The BBC calls it "one of the most remarkable discoveries in modern archaeology." What no one seems to have the answer to is this: What were the farmers who once lived in the intricate maze of dwellings hiding in the secret spaces found under stone dressers?

* The Scottish Highlands. Here's where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders were defeated by King George II's forces at the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746. It's also where dogs still herd sheep. You'll see that and more after driving along the stunningly scenic shores of Loch Ness. (Monster alert!)

* The Ghost Tour. Tax collectors and bootleggers once clashed beneath the now-famed Royal Mile thoroughfare in the capital city of Edinburgh, which might explain why so many spots are said to be haunted. Your tour guide provides what we'll call "energetic accounts" of the alternately horrific and hilarious details.

* The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Don't let the title throw you. With the world-famous Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop, this is really a huge international festival featuring bagpipes, highland dancing and military bands.

IF YOU GO: The respected CIE Tours has escorted millions of Americans on motorcoach tours of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for more than 83 years. For more info on this and other packages, contact your travel agent, or call CIE at 1-800-243-8687 or visit www.cietours.com.

Original Superman comic sells for record $3.2 million

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:39pm
For comic book collectors, it's the Holy Grail.

Pete Rose: 25 years in exile

CNN - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:11pm
On the 25th anniversary of his ban for betting on baseball, Rose discusses his sins, his hopes & his peculiar purgatory.
Categories: National News

American held in Syria for almost two years is released

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:37pm
An American journalist held in Syria by Islamist rebels for close to two years was released Sunday.
Categories: International News

'Groundbreaking' photo shoot

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:29pm
It was a fashion shoot that caught India's attention. Five survivors of acid attacks posed for portraits.
Categories: International News

No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs

Health - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:45pm
Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.
Categories: Health

Is Burger King moving to Canada?

Business News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:43pm
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Ukraine celebrates independence

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:33pm
Ukraine put on a display of military might to celebrate its independence day Sunday. Much of that military might will soon deploy to the conflict zone in the country's east to fight a pro-Russian insurgency.
Categories: International News

French government dissolved

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:32pm
The French government was dissolved Monday amid turmoil among top ministers.
Categories: International News

Cop: Amish girls faced slavery

CNN - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:28pm
A puppy was used to lure two Amish girls into a car in upstate New York, with the captors plotting to enslave the sisters, authorities said.
Categories: National News

What's the deal with food recalls?

CNN - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:25pm
In summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls, market alerts and safety withdrawals related to food. What does that mean to you, the consumer?
Categories: National News

India's rice bucket challenge

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:23pm
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has morphed into a considerably warmer and drier alternative in India.
Categories: International News

Russia sanctions: Who's hit?

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:14pm
Categories: International News

35 moments frozen in time

CNN World - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:14pm
Categories: International News
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