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8/2/2014 - Newsy
It turns out the website General Motors was using to let people check if their vehicle needs a recall is faulty and misinformed some customers.
8/2/2014 - The Washington Post
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hitting the stump for Republicans this fall -- which reminded us of some of his most memorable moments during the 2012 campaign. Here's a look at some of Romney's worst gaffes and a few predictions he got right.
8/4/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
How much weight can a spaghetti-and-glue bridge sustain? At Johns Hopkins University, teams of young students compete to find out – and perhaps find a career path in the process.
8/5/2014 - wochit news
Tropical Storm Bertha drifted away from the Turks & Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday afternoon, prompting officials to discontinue all storm warnings and coastal watches. The storm had buffeted parts of the two Caribbean archipelagos with rain and gusty winds after crossing over the Dominican Republic, where overflowing rivers from downpours led to the temporary evacuation of dozens of families.
8/6/2014 - The Washington Post
President Obama marked the end of the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Obama was asked if the experimental drug used on the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus will become available to African countries.
8/3/2014 - wochit news
More than a dozen wildfires across Northern California prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency over the weekend. The declaration secures firefighting cost reimbursement for local and state agencies responding to the fires. Blazing temperatures and extreme drought conditions have wreaked havoc as crews battle more than a dozen wildfires in California and Oregon. The wildfires have scorched more than 32 square miles across the two states and hundreds of buildings are still at risk.

8/9/2014 - wochit news
Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. Jeter led off the inning with a soft grounder off Corey Kluber that shortstop Jose Ramirez charged but failed to pick up with his bare hand. Jeter has said this will be his final season so moving up to fifth will be very difficult. He needs 84 hits to catch Tris Speaker at 3,515.

8/9/2014 - Newsy
Canadian explorers hope to prove the North Pole and surrounding area, with oil and natural gas, sits on its continental plate.
8/2/2014 - wochit news
Those that were watching last night's Team USA scrimmage may not be able to get the image of Paul George 's gruesome leg injury out of their minds for quite some time. Essentially, it looked like his lower leg snapped in half – an injury that reminded us of former Louisville guard Kevin Ware 's jaw-dropping leg break from a year ago. Nevertheless, the basketball star is keeping his head up, tweeting his gratitude to fans Friday night. "Thanks everybody for the love and support..
8/24/2014 - wochit news
Every few seconds at a factory here, a metal arm presses a laptop screen into the plastic shell of a computer. The rudimentary robot was introduced in November on some of Pegatron Corp.'s assembly lines in this western Chinese city. Surrounding the mechanical arm are thousands of human workers in pale blue hats, knit jerseys and white cloth gloves.

8/9/2014 - wochit news
Kurdish fighters have reportedly opened up a passage allowing thousands of members of a minority group under attack by ISIS militants to flee Iraq and into Syria, another country torn by conflict.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Second times a charm! After announcing her first pregnancy to Jimmy Fallon back when he was still slumming it on Late Night, Ali Larter must've been thrilled to announce her second, on The Tonight Show, in front of a much bigger audience. Ali, who was on hand to promote her role on the new spy-drama Legends, told Jimmy that she's fully taken advantage of the on-set craft service table in an effort to excuse her very visible baby bump. The 38 year-old actress and her husband, 37-year-old Hayes MacArthur, welcomed their first child Theodore back in 2010.

8/9/2014 - Newsy
The leader for Pro-Russian separtists in Ukraine said he would be open to a cease fire as the rebel-held Donetsk is surrounded by Ukranian forces.
8/9/2014 - Newsy
As the number of victims from the Ebola virus rises international governments and individuals alike are sorting out how to deal with the deadly virus.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Anna Kendrick, the epitome of the cool chick that everyone wants to be friends with, turns 29 today. And in her less than 30 years on earth, she has already taught everyone more about life than any parent could. Not only is Anna an Oscar-nominated actress, a player of the cups, beautiful and funny, but she is also so, so wise. And the proof is in her Twitter feed. One classic tweet Kendrick has written in the past is "If I die unexpectedly can everyone just do the right thing and pretend I was a way better person than I am?" Another is "The saddest thing about the digital age is the next generation won't have that "nudie mag they found in the woods" experience. #culture."

8/2/2014 - wochit news
Many will wonder, after reading Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales, if maybe it's better that way. Everyone loves an enigma. Does anyone really want to know if, say, Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the woman immortalized in Leonardo da Vinci's greatest and most famous portrait, might have been a sort of desperate housewife of Renaissance Florence? Luckily, through no fault of her tireless biographer, most of Mona Lisa's secrets remain hidden.
8/30/2014 - Newsy
Rescuers freed 20 workers trapped in a collapsed mine in Nicaragua since early Thursday. Five miners are still missing.
8/4/2014 - wochit news
Muhammad Othman, a human rights activist and photographer based in Ramallah, said much of the anger at the protests is directed at the Palestinian Authority, in which Fatah is the dominant power — especially since Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was silent in the opening days of the conflict. Fatah is the more moderate party that governs Palestinians in the West Bank under Abbas. In Gaza, the militant group Hamas had defeated Fatah to take control of that area.

8/2/2014 - wochit news
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saiIsrael will keep up its military campaign in the Gaza Strip for as long as needed and with as much force as necessary. "From the beginning, we promised to return the quiet to Israel's citizens and we will continue to act until that aim is achieved." He said troops would complete the mission of destroying a complex network of tunnels used by militants to infiltrate southern Israel before deciding on its next security objectives.

8/10/2014 - wochit news
Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs will have elbow ligament replacement surgery, likely sidelining him for the entire 2015 season. The Angels announced Skaggs' decision Sunday and transferred him to the 60-day disabled list. Skaggs will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. Skaggs is 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts this season for the Angels, who reacquired their former draft pick from Arizona in the offseason in a trade for slugger Mark Trumbo.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Jeff Gordon has won the Sprint Cup pole for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International. Gordon turned a fast lap of over 129 mph in the second and final round of knockout qualifying on the 2.45-mile road course to top Marcos Ambrose and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. Defending race winner Kyle Busch will start 19th. Just missing the second round was five-time Watkins Glen winner Tony Stewart, who will start 13th.

8/2/2014 - Newsy
A produce ban by Russia has spurred an "apple selfie" social media campaign amongst Poles who view the embargo as retaliation to E.U. sanctions.
8/2/2014 - wochit news
Chris Brown is doing some reflecting. In the midst of rumors that he and girlfriend Karrueche Tran called it quits, the "Loyal" crooner posted a shot of himself in an orange jail jumpsuit on Instagram Saturday along with a poignant message. "I been through a lot in my life. Made a lot of mistakes along the way. But through it all I've always been true to myself and through God I've been able to take care of my family! I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man. I'm grateful and appreciative!Thank you for life!," Brown captioned the pic.

8/24/2014 - wochit news
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said Curtis is now safe outside of Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry said Curtis was held by Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked militant group fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A senior administration official said Curtis was released in the Golan Heights, where he was met by U.S. government personnel who were transporting him to Tel Aviv. The official was not authorized to speak by name and discussed the release on the condition of anonymity. It was not known what prompted Curtis' release or if any of the captors' demands had been met.

8/24/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
A powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook Northern California early Sunday morning, causing power outages and fires around Napa wine country. Photo: AP
8/9/2014 - Newsy
Obama won't say how long the US will strike Islamic militants in northern Iraq, raising questions about US policy toward the region.
8/2/2014 - Newsy
Pollution causing an algae bloom in Lake Erie may be to blame for thousands unable to drink tap water in Toledo.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Teenagers and young adults who frequently use marijuana may be hurting their brainpower, according to studies about pot and adolescence presented today at the American Psychological Association's annual convention. Krista Lisdahl, director of the brain-imaging and neuropsychology lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee says that a close look at the under-25 age group shows cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ among those who regularly smoke pot, defined as at least once a week. Lisdahl added that recent studies are showing increases in marijuana use among high school seniors and young adults.

8/24/2014 - wochit news
U.K. security sources told NBC News on Sunday that British intelligence officials have identified the man they believe killed American journalist James Foley in Syria. NBC News has not yet confirmed the name of the suspect, and sources have said that rampant media speculation about the identity of the killer may be off base. Earlier on Sunday, the British ambassador to the U.S. said officials were "close" to identifying the man with an apparent British accent who beheaded Foley in a video released by ISIS militants earlier in the week. Sir Peter Westmacott said on NBC's "Meet the Press," "We're not in a position to say exactly who this is, but "I think we are close.” Westmacott said "sophisticated" voice recognition technology was being used to identify the man who appeared in the video, but he also stressed that the threat of British nationals in ISIS goes beyond one killer. A U.S. Department of Justice official had told NBC News earlier Sunday that investigators were using “all of the tools at our disposal” to hold Foley’s killers "accountable."

8/24/2014 - Newsy
U.K. officials are investigating Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British rapper-turned-jihadist, as one suspect in the killing of James Foley.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Jeff Gordon turned a fast lap of over 129 mph on Saturday to win the pole for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, edging road racing ace Marcos Ambrose and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the second and final round of knockout qualifying. It was Gordon's first pole of the season, third at Watkins Glen, and 75th of his stellar career. Just like old times at Watkins Glen International, where Gordon has won four times. And on his son Leo's birthday no less.

8/10/2014 - wochit news
The final round of the PGA Championship has been halted because of heavy rain. Play was suspended at 12:53 p.m. EDT Sunday, with leader Rory McIlroy still more than two hours from teeing off. Workers brought out squeegees, trying furiously to push standing water off the course, to no avail. The second suspension of the tournament - play also was halted for less than an hour Friday morning - raised the possibility that the final major of the year could carry into Monday.

8/14/2014 - wochit news
Dutch forensic experts have identified a total of 127 victims of downed flight MH17, with 20 new names being released to families on Thursday. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over insurgent-held east Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 on board, 193 of them Dutch, with the West accusing Russia-backed separatists of shooting it down and Moscow blaming Kiev. The search for bodies was called off a week ago because of rising clashes between Kiev and the pro-Moscow rebels but the Dutch government hopes to return should the situation improve.

8/18/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, called the recent indictment against their client a "nasty attack" and an "attempt to criminalize politics" at a press conference on Monday. Photo/Video: AP
8/2/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
American Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly arrived from West Africa for treatment at Emory University Hospital on Saturday. His is the first known case of Ebola to be treated in the U.S. Another infected patient, charity worker Nancy Writebol, is expected to arrive in the coming days. Photo: AP
8/2/2014 - wochit news
After her son was placed in a police chokehold and died saying, "I can't breathe," Gwen Carr would wake up screaming, "Let him go! Give him air!" she said Saturday. When she heard his death had been ruled a homicide, she said, her first words were, "Thank you, Jesus!" Carr and eight other relatives of the late Eric Garner attended a rally in Manhattan led by the Rev. Al Sharpton that celebrated the homicide ruling issued Friday by the city medical examiner.

8/4/2014 - Newsy
After scouring the web, here are our top three not-so-happy 53rd birthday gifts for U.S President Barack Obama.
8/5/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
McDonald’s says it hopes to have Big Macs back on the menu in China within a week after cutting ties to a Shanghai supplier that allegedly sold expired meat. WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio talks to Beijing reporter Laurie Burkitt about food safety and sourcing.
8/4/2014 - Newsy
As Israel scales back its operations against Hamas in the Gaza srip, both sides have accepted a 72-hour cease-fire brokered by Egypt.
8/10/2014 - Newsy
Police say 18-year-old Michael Brown allegedly struggled for a police officer's weapon. The shooting and press conference drew crowds of protestors.
8/10/2014 - wochit news
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right rib cage muscle. He had an MRI on Saturday, and manager Don Mattingly said the severity of the injury was not as bad as initially feared. The move was made retroactive to Saturday, and Mattingly indicated Ramirez may just need the minimum 15 days to recover. Infielder Darwin Barney, who was acquired in a July 28 trade with the Chicago Cubs, was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez's roster spot.

8/10/2014 - wochit news
At 90 pounds, the emperor penguin has earned the title of World's Biggest Penguin—but it once had a relative that could have blown it out of the proverbial water. reports researchers have discovered fossils of a 250-pound penguin on Antarctica's Seymour Island that lived some 37 million to 40 million years ago. A researcher tells New Scientist that period was "a wonderful time for penguins, when 10 to 14 species lived together along the Antarctic coast.
8/24/2014 - Newsy
The 200-year-old Farmers' Almanac predicts another long, cold winter for the U.S., relying on its typically obscure methods of forecasting.
8/24/2014 - Newsy
Days after the execution of James Foley, U.S. officials secured the release of Peter Theo Curtis from his Islamist captors.
8/23/2014 - wochit news
A newspaper says Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80. Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee, Calif., about 30 miles southwest of Reno but hasn't confirmed an exact location or opening date. The Sierra Sun reported Thursday that six charging bays with "Tesla" labels have been delivered to a cordoned off site in Truckee and construction equipment has been assembled behind a supermarket. Assistant Truckee town manager Alex Terrazas confirmed Tesla had pulled required permits and paid appropriate fees for the station. Tesla will pay the Truckee Donner Public Utility District to supply electricity to the station as part of a development agreement, said Steven Poncelet, conservation manager for the district.

8/10/2014 - Newsy
Walmart opened health care clinics in six of its stores last week and hopes to open more by the end of the year.
8/9/2014 - wochit news
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans can face a barrage of discrimination and sometimes violence in their everyday lives, but scores of them turned out to march in a gay pride parade Saturday. The gathering in the town of Entebbe was the first since a Ugandan court overturned an anti-gay law on a technicality. Sponsors of the law, which called for jail terms up to life for people convicted of homosexuality, plan to reintroduce it later this month.
8/5/2014 - Newsy
Yoshiki Sasai, co-author of two scandal-plagued papers on the new STAP method of creating stem cells, was found dead in his lab Tuesday.
8/18/2014 - wochit news
President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot on Aug. 9. Obama spoke from the White House on Monday after independent autopsy results determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

8/9/2014 - wochit news
Venus Williams defeated Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday for the first win against her sister in more than five years to advance to the final of the Rogers Cup. The 34-year-old Venus hadn't beat her 32-year-old sister in five matches going back to Dubai in 2009. Top-ranked Serena still leads the all-time series 15-11. Serena had 19 aces and nine double-faults, while Venus had six aces and two doubles-faults.

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