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7 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

Iceland has raised its aviation alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange - the second-most severe level.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Myrtle Beach, SC

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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

2 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Exelon formally applies to acquire Pepco Holdings

Chicago-based Exelon on Tuesday filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval to acquire Pepco Holdings, the District-based utility serving about 537,000 customers in Washington's Maryland suburbs.

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Related Topix: Pepco Holdings, Energy, Exelon, Omnium, New Jersey

10 hrs ago | PC World

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home Building, Home

17 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Myrtle Beach man charged in tire iron assault after road rage incident

A Myrtle Beach man was charged with assault after a road rage incident ended with a man being beaten with a tire iron, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

21 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Privacy is Completely And Utterly Dead, And WE Killed It

Privacya everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched the documentary, "Terms and Conditions may Apply," which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Facebook , Google , and others have changed the way they look at and approach privacy.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Modesto Bee

PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25M in bank case

The deal follows an investigation that showed the company improperly altered a report about Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi laundering money for Iran, Sudan and others contrary to U.S. sanctions.

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Related Topix: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, Modesto, CA

The Washington Post

Why Michael Browna s Robbery Would Be Admissible at a Federal Criminal Trial

As Jonathan recently noted , Ken White at Popehat has a post covering some of the ways in which Michael Brown's robbery does and does not matter legally.

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Myrtle Beach Online

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted that the Ebola outbreak involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona and a "small number of people in Nigeria."

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Related Topix: Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

U.S. extends a net neutralitya comment period to Sept. 15

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it would accept public comments on its proposed new "net neutrality" rules through Sept.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

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EU Compensates Farmers Over Russia Sanctions

The European Commission has pledged 100m to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on EU food imports.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

The Modesto Bee

Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade

The payout on the benchmark 10-year bonds fell below 1.97 percent Monday following last weekend's one-notch upgrade by Fitch.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Myrtle Beach Online

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. said Monday that it would pay $78.50 per share in cash, 3 percent higher than Family Dollar Stores Inc.'s Friday closing price of $76.06.

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Related Topix: Dollar General, Retail, Goodlettsville, TN, Wal Mart Stores

The Washington Post

Brent Falls Amid Signs of Waning Oil-Supply Threats; WTI Drops

Brent crude fell amid speculation that threats to Middle East oil supplies are easing.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), National Oil, Energy, Oil & Gas,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Asian stock markets subdued after Ukraine clash

This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Myrtle Beach Online

Iowa City weighs new taxi rules after assaults

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine recommended the new rules, which could include city-issued IDs, 24-hour dispatch centers and other changes to the way cab companies operate.

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The Modesto Bee

Columbus Telegram gets interim editor, publisher

The Columbus Telegram reports that the new executives are needed because the retirement of the current editor/publisher, James Dean.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Myrtle Beach Online

'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

The rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Related Topix: The Expendables, Celebrities, Sylvester Stallone

The Modesto Bee

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore

Analysts and entrepreneurs tell The Associated Press that a glitzy corporate headquarters, condos or timeshares, entertainment-related rentals or even student housing could be among the new uses for them.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, Video Games, THQ

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